• Day 6 Additional Images

    Friday 27 April 2007 by John Lafferty.

    Morning on the Dardanelles View larger image View larger image Fortress View larger image View larger image View larger image View larger image Meet our excellent driver Cengis (the C in Turkish is pronounced as a J) View larger image View larger image The first stop at the Gallipoli Battlefields is at a …

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  • Day 7 Additional Images

    Friday 27 April 2007 by John Lafferty.

    ANZAC Cove and Beach Cemetery View larger image View larger image The remains of a landing boat near Embarkation Peir View larger image Shapnel Valley View larger image View larger image Plugge's Plateau View larger image View larger image View larger image Lone Pine View larger image…

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  • Day 6

    Wednesday 25 April 2007 by John Lafferty.

    View larger image And now we head for the highlight destination of the tour, the Gallipoli Battlefield. We depart Canakkale by ferry for our first destination, Kilidbahir. Here we stop to look at the fortress and gun emplacements. The fortress was closed on our arrival so we visited the gun emplacements that over look the Dardanelles. These old sandstone gun emplacements are currently being restored to a near new …

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  • Day 7

    Wednesday 25 April 2007 by John Lafferty.

    View larger image Our first full day on the battlefields begins with a reading from a diary brought by Brian and Sue who are two tour members with a relative at our first stop, ANZAC Cove. This reading gives an additional view to the first day of combat on the 25th of April from a soldier in artillery, not the frequently described first wave solders. It describes in detail a very long and hard day that started with a …

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  • Day 5

    Thursday 19 April 2007 by John Lafferty. 2 comments

    View larger image The fifth day of our tour sees another perfect clear spring day. We start the day's touring with a visit to the ruins of ancient Troy. About 40 minutes from Canakkale the site of the ruins is an ongoing archaeological dig, although no works are visable to the tourist areas. As well as the viewing this wonderful site which dates back to over 2500BC the location also gives a great view of the start of the …

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  • Day 4

    Wednesday 18 April 2007 by John Lafferty. 1 comments

    View larger image We depart Istanbul at 7:30am for the coach trip to Canakkale. Including a couple of comfort stops and a lunch stop at the Maydoz Restaurant in Eceabat, this is a 6 hour journey. View larger image While there is not a lot to see along the way our tour guides Serap and Ashley keep us informed of any items of interest we pass along the way. Ashley also had some information about the …

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  • Day 2 - 3:30am

    Tuesday 17 April 2007 by John Lafferty.

    View larger image Many cities claim to have the title of "The city that never sleeps" and most the time this is not quite true. But I feel Istanbul can make a claim to this title. This was the scene from the hotel at 3:30am. Basically one large traffic jam, consisting primarily of taxis. Not a lot of noise but an amazing sight. View larger image Read on

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  • Day 2 Additional Photos

    Tuesday 17 April 2007 by John Lafferty.

    Istanbul by night View larger image Topkapi Palace View larger image View larger image View larger image View larger image View larger image The street on the way to the Topkapi Palace View larger image View larger image View larger image St Sophia View larger image…

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  • Day 3

    Tuesday 17 April 2007 by John Lafferty.

    View larger image View larger image Our last full day in Istanbul, until we return from Canakkale and Gallipoli in a bit over a week’s time. First stop is for a tour of Kariye Museum of St Savior in Chora. Many of the museums here were once churches that were later turned into mosques. This is an excellent example. When these buildings were turned into mosques all the frescoes and mosaics where plastered…

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  • Day 1 Photo Summary

    Tuesday 17 April 2007 by John Lafferty.

    The Janissary Band concert outside at the Military Museum View larger image   View larger image   View larger image   View larger image   View larger image Outside the Military Museum View larger image   View larger image It is spring time in Turkey View larger image Afternoon cruise on the Bosphorus…

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