:: Didyma - Turkey ::
The gigantic Temple of Apollo - at Didyma (Didim, in Turkish) - was home to one of the most famous oracles in the ancient world, believed to have been of similar status to that of Grecian Delphi.
These images (scans of 35mm slides) date from 1995, and the site may well have changed substantially in the meantime!
:: Euromos - Turkey ::
After Mylasa, the city of Euromos was the most important centre in the area between Selcuk (Ephesus) and Bodrum. Its name ("Strong") dates from the Hellenistic period.
The city was a member of the Atica-Delos Sea Union, joining the Mylassans in their revolt against the supremacy of Rhodes in 167BC.
Although handy for the main road, the site is (or was, in 1995!) relatively undeveloped but offers a glorious temple to Zeus from the 2nd century AD (originally 11 columns long by 6 wide, 16 still standing), with remains of the city's theatre and Agora a fair walk away.
:: Tlos - Turkey ::
Tlos is an ancient ruined Lycian hilltop citadel, near the resort town of Kalkan - in the Antalya Province of southern Turkey.
It's believed to have been one of the most important religious Lycian cites, with settlement having begun more than 4,000 years ago.
:: Stratonikeia - Turkey ::
One of the most important Hellenistic towns in the interior of Caria - situated near Mylasa, on the south of the river Marsyas - today its site is located outside the village of Eskihisar, in Muğla Province.
The acropolis hill lies to the south of the site, fortified with a ring-wall round the summit, whilst the inhabited city lay on the flat ground to the north, partially replaced by the modern village.
:: Lisbon - transport ::
Various forms of transport, in and around the Portuguese capital - from slides taken in 1994/95
:: By boat to Symi... ::
... and then on to the Monastery of the Archangel Michael Panormitis
From 35mm sides, 1994 trip to Greece
:: Greek and Roman theatres and amphitheatres ::
.... from across western Europe
:: White arches of the Mediterranean ::
A small collection of photos, inspired by "Mediterranean Vernacular: A Vanishing Architectural Tradition"(*)
Buildings constructed mostly, or entirely, from whatever materials are available locally,
often following the contours of the landscape... characterised by the white villages and
towns to be seen from one end of Mare Nostrum to the other - even if, today, they're
painted in many more colours...
* Authors - V.I. Atroshenko and Milton Grundy
:: Wall plaques and tiles - Malta ::
On houses and homes on Malta, and especially on nearby Gozo, these decorative relief tiles - depicting saints and other figures of Catholic legend - caught my eye.
Images copied from slides taken in 1993.
Another from the shoebox
March 1996 - sundown in the Balearics
Scanned from a print, 35mm
One done and one to go - sandals like they don't make nowadays!