Turkey … a country with a long history and beautiful scenic views (23)

An early morning  aftter stopping a night in Bolu which was midway between Ankara and Istanbul. It was a forested mountain district.

This is the outlook of the place we stayed for the night.

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A view along to the way back to Istanbul.

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Sunrise shot… with the view overlooking the Aegean Sea and the ships and tankers…

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Upon reaching Istandul from the Asian side to the western side.

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Turkey … a country with a long history and beautiful scenic views (22)

Ankara….capital of Turkey. This was my 7th day in Turkey.

Still in the Atartuk Mausoleum, we walked around the ceremonial courtyard.

This is the surface and wall relief stones….

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The passageway of the Atartuk Mausoleum

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The changing of guards…..

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This was the 2nd morning in Cappadocia. We left early in the morning.

A shot in the morning. Birds flying around on the tree.

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We went to the near mountain side of Cappadocia to see the hot air ballooning. Nope.. I did not take a ride up the hot air balloon if you asked me.

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This is one of the famous Blue eye charms or Nazar which is a common sight in Turkey.

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A tree with the Nazars in Cappadocia.

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Colourful knitted hats….

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Leaving Cappadocia, we headed to Ankara, the capital of Turkey. It is the 2nd largest city after Istanbul. We had our lunch at the inside main railway station in Ankara.

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before heading to Atartuk Mausoleum or Anıtkabir.  It is the mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Atartuk, the leader of the Turkish War of Independence and the founder and first President of the Republic of Turkey.

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