Day 300 – Canakkale, Turkey
This afternoon we explored Canakkale. We walked around the city visiting its various parts. On the seafront we got the chance to see the Trojan horse used in the filming of the blockbuster hit “Troy” (starring Brad Pitt). The horse was donated to the city after filming ended. Canakkale is located across from the Gallipoli peninsula, the site of a major campaign during WWI. Although we did not visit the Gallipoli peninsula, we did see and learn about the different naval weapons utilized during the war (Turkish mines, cannons, torpedoes, etc.).
(Various scenes from Canakkale)
(Kilitbahir Castle – 15th century)
(A park next to the Cimenlik Castle which showcases WWI weaponry)