Monday, September 22, 2008

10-11 September – Bergama, Turkey

Our next stop on the ”ruin trail” was Pergamum (Bergama). The city was very prominent 2000 years ago. It is situated beautifully on a hilltop. Old marble columns stand high against the deep blue sky. The 10,000 seat theater has been carved out from the side of the hill. We walked around and tried to imagine how the people lived in this city so many years ago.

Close to Bergama we also learnt the essentials of carpet making. Carpets are very important in the Turkish culture and it is really impressive to see the amount of work which is needed to create a good quality carpet. The kids love to visit places with a lot of carpets. They climb around and play games among the merchandise while their parents are drinking tea or Turkish coffee.

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