If you’re visiting Fethiye, or even if you choose the town as a place to live, the fact it has a long history is pretty evident.

The Amyntas rock tombs carved into the cliffs, the old amphitheatre near the harbour and the ruins of a castle above the Paspatur are just some of the clues.

But, with so many beaches and bays to explore or with boat trips beckoning, it’s easy to overlook opportunities to delve a little deeper.

Fethiye Museum

However, Fethiye has had its own museum since the late 1980s, preserving many of the artifacts which tell the story of the town’s long and chequered history.

Even an afternoon browsing the exhibits in the unassuming building just a short walk from the Tuesday market is enough to learn a little about the town’s Lycian, Byzantine, Roman and Ottoman past.

Introducing Norman Clark …

Regular reader and contributor Norman Clark did just that and took his camera along to record some of the sights. He writes:

“My name is Norman Clark – Ski to my friends – and I am an amateur photographer.

“I bought my first SLR camera in 1990, and my first digital camera in 2000. I moved to Turkey with my wife in 2015 and am part of the management team of FIG children’s charity in Fethiye and co-run the local Wacky Walkers walking group.

“The majority of the photos I have taken here in Turkey have been on nights out, during our road trips across Turkey and whilst walking with our group in the areas surrounding Fethiye.

“A couple of years ago I realised that, despite visiting archaeological sites and museums in various areas across Turkey, I hadn’t actually visited the Fethiye museum.

“So, one day, when I had a bit of time on my hands I paid it a visit. Like all museums in Turkey it is well maintained and has lots of information about the exhibits, most of which are from the local area.

“Taking photos inside was a little bit of a challenge as the use of flashes is not permitted. I hope you like the results.”

Readers’ albums

Norman’s images are the first to be used as an album contributed by a reader, which we hope will become a regular feature.

If you have a collection of photos taken at a location in Turkey which you would like to share, why not submit them for consideration?

They don’t need to be a specific shape but, to reproduce on the website, they do need to be of a reasonable resolution – perhaps 1MG or more. The subject is up to you but – like Norman – we’d also ask that you include a few details about yourself, what inspired you to take the images and a little bit about them.

Please feel free to submit your album of no more than 15 images and the relevant details to fethiyetimes2017@gmail.com and we’ll do the rest.

We’ll look forward to hearing from you …