Sunday, July 7, 2013


Amasra, a set on Flickr.

1 comment:

  1. Amasra to the north of Ankara on the Black Sea. A small tourist own now, but back in the 1600's it was an important fortification. The famous Genoese fort joined two islands: the bigger one is called Büyük ada (Great Island) while the smaller one is called Tavşan adası (Rabbit Island).The Galata Tower (previous post) was also built by the Genoese. The sea is clear, warm and inviting alas, my experience of the Black Sea was cold water and hence no swimming trunks. Genoese domination ended in 1460 when the Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II conquered the whole Anatolian shores of the Black Sea.