weekly photo challenge: abandoned

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We really couldn’t go past the ghost town of Kayakoy in Turkey for the Weekly Photo Challenge . This was an Anatolian village inhabited by approximately 2000 Greeks, who abandoned the village in 1923 to return to Greece. Kayakoy is about 8 km out of Fethiye.

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    Just Another Nature Enthusiast said:
    March 3, 2014 at 5:04 am

    I look forward to your posts… you have such an interesting collection of photos. Happy you share them with all of us. (Also like your new logo!)

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      March 3, 2014 at 6:03 am

      Hi Jane! Thank you so much for your words – that means so much to us & is so encouraging 🙂
      So pleased to hear that you like the logo!

    sustainabilitea said:
    March 2, 2014 at 2:46 am

    I’d love to see this and see Turkey.

    janet

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      March 2, 2014 at 7:36 am

      Hope you do get to see it one day. Turkey is really fascinating and filled with history! We really enjoyed our time there.

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    March 2, 2014 at 2:36 am

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    wrightsolution said:
    March 1, 2014 at 8:52 pm

    I know the story of the Anatolian Greeks in Turkey, but I’ve never been there. How sad and beautiful. I’m adding that stretch of coastline to my bucket list! Thanks for sharing!

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      March 1, 2014 at 9:02 pm

      Our pleasure – thank YOU for stopping by and for your comment. Turkey is such a wonderful place, hope you do get to see that stretch and more from your bucket list 🙂

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    K.Z. said:
    March 1, 2014 at 12:47 pm

    wow really pretty. another reason for me to visit Greece someday. 🙂

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      March 1, 2014 at 12:52 pm

      It is pretty – this village is in Turkey! But you should visit Greece too! So much history in both countries!

        K.Z. said:
        March 1, 2014 at 3:55 pm

        lol then i’ll definitely add Turkey to my list 🙂

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    Weekly Photo Challenge: Abandoned | Khana's Web said:
    March 1, 2014 at 8:39 am

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    PonderTheIrrelevant said:
    March 1, 2014 at 8:30 am

    Wow – such a pretty place! It’s hard to believe it was just abandoned!

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      March 1, 2014 at 8:33 am

      It was very pretty and so serene. As we understand, it was an agreement between the Turkish and Greek governments after their war to exchange their citizens…. it didn’t sound like the people had much say in the matter.

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