Bergama the ancient Greek Ruins. It is one of the steepest theaters in the world.
On our way to Izmir, we decided to stop by Bergama (Pergamon) to just do some sightseeing and I’m so glad we did! The ruins of the old Greek city that was built on that site was mesmerizing! Our first stop was the Kızıl Avlu (Red Basilica) which actually is located within the center of the town. It was built for a Roman Emperor and today still stands, however, due to security reasons, we could only look around from the outside and could not actually enter into the basilica.
And after the Basilica, we took the hill that led to the Asclepion. My favorite part on the Asclepion was the Library, which contained 200.000 books at some point. Now only a few of the columns still stand but as the sun shines through them, the view is spectacular. And on the left side of Library, leading down a really steep hill is the old Theatre. It is one of the steepest theaters in the world. Since I’m afraid of height, I could only look around a little but did not attempt to go down to the center of the theatre. But still it was worth seeing!!!
A UNESCO-designated World Heritage Site, Ha Long Bay ranks as one of the world's most spectacular natural sights. Local lore states that it was created in ancient Vietnam by a great dragon that rained fire and giant emeralds to invading troops. Here, antiox shares an anecdote from his trip there last year.
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This article is dedicated to Serge Moulinier, a largely unknown French photographer who won one of the most important prizes in France with a book on Greek architecture. Strangely, little information can be found on the Internet about this great photographer whose work had also been published in an important essay written by the famous John Szarkowski, former Director of Photography at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
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This article is a sad description on how an astronomical event so important passed in almost total indifference to most people in my city. This eclipse of happiness, the eclipse of curiosity -- this is much more dangerous than the dreaded astronomical phenomenon by ancient people!