Chasing Treasure Hunters

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by the venturer, Dec 24, 2008.

  1. the venturer

    the venturer Long timer

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    Merry Christmas to you all. It is -5 outside now and I am dead-bored.
    I decided to post here my recent pics.
    This report here is about Proto-Thracians. This time I was after their graves, but I am not a hunter, I swear.
    In fact I was determined to get the whole of those Emperor Anastasios Walls,lying 56 km from South to East and dividing the Marmara Region-Thrace into two. But I failed.Maybe next time we ll see that, but it is chilling these days.
    On the road.This plane tree is 810 years old.(The one with a flag on it)
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    One must be really rich to spend so much on these walls.
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    On the way,there is a restaurant which serves really delicious trouts.
    From inside:
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    This stove can heat up the whole world.
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    The structure of its pub.
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    No K9s needed.dare if you attack them.
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    I ate up. SR1; you missed so many things. You didn't keep your promise though you were in Istanbul phoning me. Don't find another lie for the next time,K?
    Well,I started my trek,about 2km up the hills.
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    Roman waterways which used to carry water to Istanbul.(Appr.280 km)Still being partly used by locals.
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    Air chambers of the waterway
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    The spring.Still under control.
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    I went up and up.This path was once the road to a Proto-Thracian village and grave.
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    Path getting worse.
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    Here I am.
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    The Graves.Treasure hunters have f....'em all.
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    The one with a tombstone, open.
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    Interior.Empty beer cans and electric wires for generators.
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    The one with a skull.I tried to bury it but failed.Soil to hard to work with and I was alone in the middle of nowhere.
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    Something, watching me
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    Another Roman remnant
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    St Hagia Sophia church.Restorated as a mosque.
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    It was getting dark and misty.
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    In March 2007, when I was a newbie here, I shared my visit to Hagia Nichola Monastery (5th century) with you.(photobucket ate them all very quickly and they didn't last long here)
    Recently, I made another visit and below, you'll see a selection of pics.
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    The river meets the Black Sea
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    Cool pic,isn't it?
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    Deserted village.Here,once Emperor Neron used to be a governor.
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    How happy they were that day! They offered me some spirit. But how could one stand on a bike with such a spirit....
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    I went higher and higher.
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    That's all I can give you for now. I hope you have liked it.
    Ride safe and be happy you all.
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  2. GB

    GB . Administrator

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    It's good to be bored in Turkey.. we get to see more of your country's treasures. :thumb
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  3. the venturer

    the venturer Long timer

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    Hey GB!,Glad to have kept my promise to you.Take a look at them again.You may have missed the second part.
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  4. funhouse

    funhouse Overdue

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    Amazing report(s).......I always like your RR's......Bruce
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  5. Stretch67

    Stretch67 Mad Scientist

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    Fantastic! Thanks for taking us along!
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  6. the venturer

    the venturer Long timer

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    Thank you very much for your appreciation.
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  7. the venturer

    the venturer Long timer

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    You are welcome.
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  8. 84thProblem

    84thProblem Disbelief suspended

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    I very much enjoyed your ride report. I think you are very fortunate to live near such historic sites - and to b able to ride to them!
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  9. dentedvw

    dentedvw Where did I put that

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    This is fantastic! Thanks!
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  10. Duscherck

    Duscherck Vufera Era

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    Good pics ! :thumb
    It's shame that someone having fact the graffiti ,but I think also those, one day , will become history :D

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  11. Mark950

    Mark950 Been here awhile

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    Wow, the history that you have just taken us too.

    Thanks for sharing.
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  12. the venturer

    the venturer Long timer

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    Thank you. Fortune?Everyone has it.Just look around.
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  13. the venturer

    the venturer Long timer

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    You are welcome.Thx for the interest you've recently shown in the thread.
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  14. the venturer

    the venturer Long timer

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    +1000000000..............
    I thought twice before I posted these pics here. This counts for in everywhere,even on the Eiffel.
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  15. the venturer

    the venturer Long timer

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    You are welcome.Everything for rider fellows here.
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  16. East Coast Rider

    East Coast Rider Just Me...

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    Venturer,

    As an ancient history buff, I really liked this one! Pity how some folks have no respect for the dead, or the history/knowledge they pillage for the sake of something so trivial as wealth...Thanks so much for all those great pictures! I need to read the rest of your reports now!!

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    Now, I need to win the lottery so I can tour England/Ireland/Scotland, Turkey, Italy and Greece, the Holy Land....ugh!!!
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  17. the venturer

    the venturer Long timer

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    Thank you very much for your interest.
    Hope to see you on the road here one day.
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  18. sc-razor

    sc-razor Long timer

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    Interesting stuff and pics. Enjoyed that.
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  19. the venturer

    the venturer Long timer

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    Thank you.
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  20. Dave-in-Turkey

    Dave-in-Turkey Mild Mannered Adventurer

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    Nice RR Venturer, there is soooooo much history in Turkey that is uncared for, I see it all the time, I wish the government would care for these things before they go forever.
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