Saturday, December 29, 2007

Respect for the Fallen

Istanbul was hilariously fun.

Not stop. It was difficult to decide what type of city it was, one minute modern, another minute it was clearly the gateway to the Middle East.

It also had the disturbing effect of draining our savings....

Our time in Istanbul was finished though. It was time to move on.

And the next place we ventured was the place all Australian travellers in Turkey go.

Gallipoli.

On a freezing day, we all set off for this defining place in Australian history.

Oliee and I stand here, cold and rained on in front of the Dardenelles.
This place holds such a significance for so many countries.
Once we were there, the weather took a turn for the worse.

The temperatures dropped and it started to hail.

It was an interesting experience standing there in the freezing cold. It gave us all a much keener appreciation of the suffering that must have been endured by soldiers on both sides.

ANZAC Cove shocked us all with its steep incline.
Lone Pine was a place that had a calm beauty. Standing there in the rain, it was hard to imagine the fighting that had occurred there in the past.

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