Photographer's Note

Each of the Pamukkale visitors certainly see the ancient Roman city of Hierapolis and, of course, its famous amphitheatre. The ruined city is located on a 200 meter high terrace of limestone deposits amid a wonderland of mineral water pools. Founded as a thermal spa in 190 BC by Eumenes II, the King of Pergamon, the city was most likely named for Hiero, the wife of the legendary founder of the Pergamene dynasty.

The theatre at Hierapolis was built in the second century AD under the Roman Emperor Hadrian. The stage front was decorated with elaborate limestone and marble carvings. Although the exterior is relatively unassuming as viewed from the front, the interior contains one of Anatolia's best-preserved collection of Greek and Roman theatre decorations. The stage was supported by a series of stone arches which provided a corridor beneath the stage floor. Renovation work since 1977 has restored many of the arches and a portion of the stage floor. Prior to this date, the stage as well as its arched support system lay in ruins.

Among many of Hierapolis' views I was interested with these arches under a stage because of a perspective which is created by these semicircular forms. Minimum of PS: +yellow and -saturation to give more warm and romantic impression. Hope you enjoy that. Thanks for your comments.

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Additional Photos by Denis Kabanov (Tracker) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 132 W: 0 N: 399] (1942)
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