relics abound

It’s easy to find interesting relics when you travel – especially when visiting other parts of the world. Sometimes it’s because there are truly old things to see, and sometimes I think it’s because you have the time to look around and explore. I haven’t been travelling lately – too busy printing fabrics for the summer, but I do have photos for this week’s challenge.

I’ve selected various views in Ani, Turkey. The deserted city, located on the Turkey/Armenia border, is a relic of the past. Ani was the capital of the Kingdom of Armenia, an independent state established in 884. The population was over 100,000. All that remains in this deserted ghost town are the remnants of Armenian built churches, a ruined Seljuk palace, a couple of mosques and caravanserais and a cathedral. Some are complete enough to be recognizable but others are collections of rubble. It is something to see.Ani

cathedral interior

painted archway Ani church remains church ruins Ani Ani dome view decorated column missing dome ceiling old building parts

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14 thoughts on “relics abound

  1. restlessjo says:

    These are lovely, Terri :)
    I really like the way your borders jump down the page as I scroll. That’s rather clever. How did you achieve it?

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  2. I highly doubt that any buildings built today will be around even as rubble 1,200 years from now. I enjoyed these images, Terri. Even crumbled and crumbling ruins show that there was some pretty amazing architecture centuries ago.

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  3. Colline says:

    So interesting to see. Nice that the ruins have not been razed to the ground.

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  4. Such hauntingly beautiful photographs, reminding us that that which seems permanent and indestructible is fleeting and fragile.

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  5. ranu802 says:

    You have some amazing photos Terri.

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  6. Nicely aged artifacts. ……

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