Leaving Kavaklıdere, we set out on the road for home. We had another couple of stops planned. The first one, Stratonikeia, lies shortly after the power plant as you leave Yatağan for Milas. It is located at the old village of Eskişehir.
|Remains of Eskişehir|
|Gate to the old city|
|Remains of the Bouleterion with Ottoman building in the background.|
|Jig-saw Puzzle waiting to be solved|
|A lone column stands sentinel.|
|Road to the gymnasium|
Therefore there are buildings from many diffferent eras to be seen. Though the village of Eskişehir has moved to another location due to coal mining, there are still a few families living among the ruins.
|The old village abandoned because of the coal mining, but protected now because of the ruins.|
|Remains of the ancient city lie overgrown|
|Construction of the walls visible in this building|
|Lone poppy keeps watch|
She is living on her own, and life is difficult. She came to the village over fifty years ago when she was little more than a child to get married. She has back problems, and her ankles are swollen. She had little money for medicine. I have asked my friends about social welfare in Turkey. If I understand correctly, if you have nothing the state provides but if you own a house or a small bit of land it is very difficult to get help.
|East meets West|