Thursday, June 08, 2006
Another fountain. This area has been restored.
Some courtyards are shady and cool.
Other courtyards are bright and sunny.
In the back part of this picture you can see the top floors of the adjacent museum. Part of this was built when the museum was added.
A window . . .
Another kind of window.
There is an extensive library containing books written in a multitude of languages. Also some of the tables and chairs in the library are antique. The table and chair in this picture dates back to the Turkish period.
Room after room of cataloged books and resource material. For someone like me who loves books, this was pretty close to being heaven!
There are roads inside the castle too.
A door with intricately carved designs.
A doorway and fountain.
Shade and light.
There are various kinds of lights hanging from archways. Now they have electricity in them, but in the days before electriciy they must have had gas, oil or candles in them.
Another light. The sunlight shining through the coloured glass makes the lights glow in the daytime too.
I'll be uploading my pictures to flickr . . . I've reached my limit for this month but check them from time to time to see if I've added more.