Thursday, February 19, 2009

Even More Turkish Delight!

I'm blogging today over at the Casablanca Authors about the hot springs at Pamukkale, Turkey. Just click on the title of this post to see a couple of pictures and here are a couple more...

Yes, those tiny little figures are people. The area is VAST! Actually it looks a lot like the Minerva hot springs in Yellowstone which is also an entire mountain side covered with mineral deposits.

It was so extraordinary to see these ruins and and think about all the thousands of years that people lived in this area. Being the huge history buff that I am, I get really excited by that kind of thing.

Oh what the heck! Here's one more piccie. This one looks like snow. Or maybe cake icing melting off the mountain, as in that old song MacArthur Park and the line, "Someone's left the cake out in the rain..."

As I asked on the Casablanca blog, would YOU read a romance novel set in Turkey?


terrio said...

I would definitely read a book set in Turkey. I'm currently reading Eat Pray Love by Liz Gilbert and though it's not a romance, it's so nice to get to travel around Italy, India, and Indonesia for a while. Wonderful break. And as I was just in Northern Ireland before this, I'm getting spoiled and not missing England at all. LOL!

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

Thanx for the vote of confidence, Terrio!
Hey, I've never been to India OR Indonesia...YET! Actually, we were all set to book a trip to Bali once when I realized it was part of Indonesia... the part that was having a CIVIL WAR SKIRMISH against the main gov't! SO we stayed in the good ole USA and went to Maui. ;-)

Glad you enjoyed TWS. One of the reasons I set the book in Northern Ireland was because I had an editor (not mine) tell me, "We only publish books set in England, Scotland or Ireland." This was in her instant rejection letter for my Venice book. OH WELL.....


Jane said...

The views must have been amazing. I'm with Terrio. I would definitely read a book set in Turkey.

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

Thanx Jane!
Yes, the view from the top of the mountain in Pamukkale was pretty amazing. But the most amazing thing was that the city located by the hot springs (first founded by the Greeks) has the largest necropolis (cemetery) they have yet to discover from the ancient world. Literally acres and acres of temples and sarcophagi scattered all over this mountain. It took us almost 45 mins to walk through it!


Helen said...

Love the pictures Aunty Cindy and yes I would love to read a book set in Turkey I do love it when books that I read take me all over the world.

I love that song Macarthur Park I haven't heard it for ages.

ARRC09 was an blast totally awesome Anna Campbell is so much fun to be with and I met and sat at the same table for the dinner on the Saturday night with Michele Ann Young I am still on a high.

Have Fun

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...


AARC09 sounds FANTASTIC! We got the great news of Anna's win over in the Lair! And Michele is a lovely person, so glad you got to see her. And a BIG THANX for taking a copy of TWS with you to the pyjama party! Wish we all could have been there with you.