Alone among the Gods in Antalya’s Archaeology museum
Rain and more rain this morning, so I couldn’t really do much of the requested sightseeing for the TripAdvisor gig. Given my enthusiasm for art, history and museums, Antalya’s Archaeological Museum was the welcome alternative to spend a few hours. I have lost count of the museums I have visited, the world’s best and most famous among them and I didn’t except anything extraordinary.
This trip seems to have one motto: pleasant surprises. Because this museum visit became one of the most mesmerizing I have ever had. The museum is not very big and doesn’t look like much from the outside.
Then you enter through the turnstile and find yourself on Mount Olympus…or so it appeared to me. Who ever designed these exhibition rooms was a genius: the walls are dark red and dark green and the dimmed lighting is so cleverly arranged, that the enormous statues throw shadows which bring them to life.
Surrounded by Hera, Zeus, Artemis and Apollo as well as Roman nobles and Emperors, I just stopped short of starting to talk to them. An additional bonus was of course, that I was the only visitor and had ample space and time to hobnob with the Gods. See for yourselves.
After all that spiritual experience with the Gods, my earthly stomach rambled and I found this pretty little café where I had a soup, dished out by the three jolly owners.