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Dick Osseman | all galleries >> Çanakkale > 033b-Çanakkale Kilitbahir fortress
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033b-Çanakkale Kilitbahir fortress

033b-Çanakkale Kilitbahir fortress

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The fortress opposite Çanakkale, in Kilit Bahir, looks very nice from almost any angle, this is from straight ahead at the Çanakkale side.

Klit Bahir (Lock on the Sea) was built in 1452 under Mehmet the Conqueror (as was the fortress on the other side). I use the name indiscriminately for the fortress and the village, maybe mistakenly.

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Cihangir 01-Jan-2007 21:22
Kilitbahir is also noteworthy for its not-so-subtle phallic symbolism, which is even more obvious from this angle. It shares this characteristic with most Turco-Islam architecture, although usually it is more subtle (compare yurts, mosques, minarettes etc.)