Dardanelles RR

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by the venturer, Aug 23, 2008.

  1. the venturer

    the venturer Long timer

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    Hi you all.Here is my recent report covering the city Dardanelles and Gallipoli.The trip was about 900km.No more writing...Let's move on.
    ON THE GO::::::

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    The result of a fire in the region.A catastrophe.
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    The rest will come very soon.I have to stop now.
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  2. GB

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    Beautiful Turkish report! thanks for the intro...

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  3. the venturer

    the venturer Long timer

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    I'm back.Well,I went swimming and that's why I was out for a while.It is boiling here and the sea is lovely.Not a good day for a ride but for a weekend time out on the beach.Last week I went to see Turkish motocross championship(Leg 4).This is the first time that I have been to motocycle challenges.I got stunning shots that I'm gonna share with you as well as some famous sights around here.
    Ok, for now I'm going on with a city sightseeing in Dardanelles.
    THE CITY:::::::::::::
    Let's start with this old fountain dated back from the Ottomans.
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    From the balcony,the city panorama at sunset
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    I like this city because most of that authentic architectural structure has been preserved for long.
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    Historical Turkish Bath-dated back to 1620s
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    The worst shot among these.Hard to read.Sorry for that but I just wanted to inform you about everything.
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    From Brad's outstanding movie ''Troy''.Presented to the city as a gift.
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    And here is my iron horse,awaiting for me.
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  4. the venturer

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    Hallio's Bazaar-Passage Hallio or; Aynalı Çarşı in Turkish(Bazaar with mirrors on the walls)constructed by a Jew architect in 1890.
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    These mirrors on the walls named the bazaar for Aynalı Çarşı.
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    Souvenirs
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    Hubbly-bubblies which I have never tried as a non-smoker.
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    TO THE BATTLEFIELDS AND THE GALLIPOLI PENINSULA:::::::::::..
    On the ferry crossing the strait to the other side.The fortress is named as ''Kilitbahir''.
    AIROH should send me a brand-new one after seeing this:
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    Kilitbahir(KİLİT=lock,padlock / BAHİR=sea)
    the fortress representing the padlock.
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    THIS PICTURE DESCRIBES EVERYTHING!!!!!
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    WHO HAS EVER DARED TO UTTER SUCH SENTENCES AFTER ONE OF THE BLOODIEST WARS IN THE WORLD?

    These are for the Kiwis:
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    Turkish trenches and artillaries
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    Shots from the battlefields.English cemeteries in the foreground,on the left.
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    The Anzac Cove
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    Martyrdom
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    Martyrdom of Unidentified Soldier.
    An unidentified skull of a Turkish soldier was brought back from Australia and buried here.Since then,this cemetery has been representing those thousands of Turkish soldiers who had shed their bloods for their nation.
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    Turkish F-16s patrolling over the Aegean
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    The monument of the very first Martyrs.And they were buried just right here.The name of the monument is Settülbahir which means barrier to the sea.
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    The monument of Sarge Sayyid who carried and loaded about 250kg-weighing cannonball.The cannonball hit the English ship named Ocean.
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    The French Cemetery
    This was a road to perdition to me as the stairs were deadly in such a hot weather, but finally I managed to take some nice photos for advriders.
    Climbing up a hill...
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    Cemetery is there,at the top of a hill.
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    Moslems fought against Moslems for nothing.This was the war for nothing:(
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    NAVAL MUSEUM::::::::::::::::..
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    This ship named as Nusrat played a role as a minelayer and strongly influenced the course of the war.
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  5. the venturer

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    Here we go with the most exciting part.
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    The war of gentlemen.So call the historians this war.Sometimes an Anzac giving some water of his own to the wounded Turkish soldier.And sometimes a Turkish soldier carrying a wounded enemy soldier...
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    Anzac Cove
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    General GAURAND, standing(before his injury)who later lost his arm and General BAILLOUD,June 1915 in Settülbahir Fortress.
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    Rifle presented by an English as a gift to the museum.
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    AND THE LAST ONE WHICH DESCRIBES THIS WAR BEST:::::::
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    Here it says:
    A BOTTLE HAS BEEN FOUND IN AUSTRALIA 54 YEARS LATER IT HAD BEEN THROWN DURING DARDANELLES WAR.
    Thrown from a landing craft.It writes as following:
    ''We don't know what future awaits for us.Landing starts on Tuesday.Whoever finds the letter,do please pray for all of us''

    Well,I don't know how many pics I have posted.I'm tired but contented as I have now shared my photos with you.I hope you will like it.
    Good rides to you all.
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  6. Dan Alexander

    Dan Alexander only happy when sad

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    I've been reading your ride reports and just want to thank you for taking the time to post them. I visited Istanbul, Ankara and Meshad among others when I travelled through Turkey heading east way back in 1969 :eek1 Your pics are bringing back a lot of good memories. Keep up the great work! :clap
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  7. peter13

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    As a proud Ozzie Im going to have to go to Gallipolli one day
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  8. funhouse

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    Read the histories, now matching the images......Bruce
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  9. LeeU

    LeeU Been here awhile

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    Thanks for a great report and pictures!:clap I was in the U.S. Air Force, stationed in Karamursel from 1971-74. I was lucky to have a job that allowed me to travel all over Western Turkey numerous times. I loved the country, the people and the food!! I would like to travel again to Turkey on a motorcycle and enjoy the great roads and scenery again!!

    Lee Ullmann
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  10. the venturer

    the venturer Long timer

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    It's been quite a long time since you have last been to here.
    Istanbul and Ankara have changed much of course.But I don't know much about Meshad as it is in Iran:)
    Glad to remind you of those years.
    Don't hesitate to look me up if you ever make your way here one day.
    Ride safely.
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  11. the venturer

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    Would be glad to welcome you.Maybe we could ride there together.Just let me show you Turkish hospitality.
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    I tried to be as neat as a white sheet.Glad that you have liked it.
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  13. the venturer

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    Thanks for your appreciation.This summer I'm planning to ride along the Black Sea coast.Why not come and join me?This time,you might get a chance to see the northern part.And I'd have the chance to show you the traditional Turkish hospitality.
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  14. LeeU

    LeeU Been here awhile

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    Venturer,

    Thank you for the invite!!!!:clap

    Lee Ullmann
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  15. Dan Alexander

    Dan Alexander only happy when sad

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    Yes, sorry, Meshad is on the border of Iran and Afghanistan ... I told you it was a long time ago :D
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  16. Sebastionbear

    Sebastionbear DrBig Lives......

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    Thanks for the great report and photos Venturer, I toured Turkey by bike (Wee strom 650) in 2006 and loved every kilometre. I, as an Australian have never felt so welcomed in any country as your compatriots welcomed us. The road along the black sea will remain one of the greatest rides I have ever done. I dare say you too will enjoy it.

    Fantastic country and people.

    Kind regards, Craig
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  17. Pejie

    Pejie old rider

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    thankyou
    never understood gallipoli properly until now. Your report was perfect.

    Another place i must get to.
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  18. the venturer

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    The road along the coast has recently become a two-way lane on one side and another on the other,therefore;safer and more enjoyable route to follow.I hope to take that trip.
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  19. the venturer

    the venturer Long timer

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    Glad to have enlightened some here, let alone entertain.
    Thx for your appreciation.
    Maybe we could ride together one day.
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  20. davorallyfan

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    Thank you vernuter

    I agree with you about this maginificent sentiment, spoken by a great man.
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    It is well recieved and will forever link our two countries.
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