Ancient Pergamos…

(Ancient ruins of Pergamos…or Pergamon…in Turkey)

The ancient sites are fascinating to me…

The Ancient Greek cities in what is now Turkey are a sample of what man can accomplish with his intellect, his muscles, his perseverance, passion and with faith…

The ancient site, pictured above, is in present day Bergama, in the Izmir province of Turkey. It is a very well cared for site, nicely managed and very well and artistically…accurately as well…reconstructed in parts. Parts that are enough to let you imagine the majesty of the entirety…

(partial ruins of Pergamon)

The forms are alluding to a time when beauty was of utmost importance. Detail was not a detail but a prime item of consideration. Nothing was too small, nothing was too obscure. Everything vibrated at the same frequencies of splendour.

(Partial structure of a temple at Perganom)

Ancient artists, architects and craftsmen were men…and I think women were involved too…thoroughly devoted to lifting the spirit of man. Their efforts were to be as big and as grandiose as the universe…

Nothing can compare with the work of God, which is evident in nature. But when men put their faith in God and create, wonders can occur that can challenge even the most impressive aspects of Mother Nature.

(Temple columns at Pergamon, Turkey)

The Ancient Greeks, Ancient Romans, Ancient Egyptians, Persians, Chinese, Sumerians, Mayan, Aztect, Incas et al, were people who built for the glory of man but with the knowledge that the creative spirit comes from a higher source…

These were not the structures of aetheists…

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  1. cindy knoke · October 3, 2019

    I would love to visit. Just gorgeous!

  2. ourcrossings · October 3, 2019

    I would love to explore this place too, there’s certain magic when it comes to the ancient sites and Greece as a country and I can’t believe we haven’t visited yet. Island hopping would be a dream come true trip not to mention all the photo opportunities due to the gorgeous light! Thanks for sharing and have a good day ūüėÄ Aiva

    • Francisco Bravo Cabrera · October 3, 2019

      You’re welcome! These sites are in modern day Turkey and since the first time I visited that country back in 2003, I realised it was truly an open air museum for there are sites of all kinds, Greeks, Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman…everything! In the smaller sites you can just wonder around at will as some of these are not protected. I will post an article on Erythrai which was an ancient Greek city now in the Chesme peninsula in Turkey. It is slightly run down but very interesting…

  3. Mizou · October 3, 2019

    I agree with you : these sites are so fascinating !

  4. yassy · October 5, 2019

    You are an awesome photographer and wonderful writer.

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