The Muslim Cemetery, Mardin, Turkey.

I know I said this blog will concentrate on unusual destinations, but for once I am breaking the rule. I hope you will agree that the reason for doing so is sound.

As an earlier post indicates, Mardin, the Turkish town featured in the photos below, is widely known nowadays (even Prince Charles, a member of the UK royal family, has made at least one visit). However, people rarely walk to the remarkable Muslim cemetery to the south of the town from where there are outstanding views of Mardin to the north and the Syrian desert to the south. Try to visit the cemetery early morning or late afternoon when the light is at its best. I hope the photographs confirm that it would be a good thing if Mardin is designated a UNESCO world heritage site, which is what the people in the town would like to see happen. Much has been done in recent years to enhance Mardin’s beauty. As for its location, it is simply amazing. Once seen, never forgotten!

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