Sunday, 2 August 2009

Temple Of Apollo, Turkey, Side

The Temple Of Apollo is located close to Side harbour, about a five minute walk from Side town centre. The temple apparently was given to Cleopatra as a token of Anthony’s love to her. It is dedicated to the God of Light, Beauty and Art (Apollo). In all the temple measures 17 by 30 metres. The temple has 8.90 metre Corinthian Capitals. The Temple Of Apollo consists entirely of marble. It was built in the second half of the 2nd century A.D and it is surrounded by other important ruins that date back to 7th century B.C.

Temple Of Apollo
A photo of The Apollo Temple in the day. This is my favourite photo of my holiday in Turkey. I love the white fluffy clouds behind the temple, they add alot of atmosphere to this photo.

Temple Of Apollo Side Classic
This is a classic view of The Temple Of Apollo as you would see on most of the postcards and books.

Temple Of Apollo Side Back
A photo of the back of The Temple Of Apollo. I framed it nicely through a entrance to another ruin that was behind the temple.

Temple Of Apollo Night
A photo of The Apollo Temple at night. This was the hardest photos of my holiday to take, everything was black apart from the illuminated temple.

Firstly I turned the flash off as I did not want to illuminate the people in the foreground and because I felt it would have made the photo look unnatural.

Secondly I increased the shutter speed as I was without a Tripod. But when increased the photos where black due to the lack of light. So I ended up shooting at 0.2 (1/5) seconds while resting on a rock hoping for a sharp one. And it worked, I got a sharp photo with the temple illuminated with a natural glow.

Other places I visited in Turkey;

The Manavgat Waterfall

The Aspendos Theatre


The Kursunla Waterfalls


Linda Jacobs 2 August 2009 at 05:22  

Wonderful creativity here!

sbunting108 3 August 2009 at 00:19  

Thanks Linda!

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Sharon Curran 11 August 2009 at 07:04  

I love the shot of the temple using the ruin behind it to frame the edge of the picture.

Some lovely shots there.

sbunting108 17 August 2009 at 13:47  

Thanks Alina and Sharon, your comments are much appreciated.

Delphi Greece 24 March 2011 at 01:30  

Very nice pics!! The Temple of Apollo most. Those who love ancient, spiritual and historical sites, would love this place. Here you feel peace and comfort. Temple of Apollo having a amusing story about god Apollo.

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