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Stuart, this particular archeological site is not in Turkey.

Hint,

Otto was nearer with Sardinia than Cyprus.

It's situated in a small lovely island.

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There are a lot of ancient temples and the like on Malta/Gozo but the vegetation does not really fit. 
One of the smaller Italian islands?

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Andreas, you are right for vegetation that this site could not be in Malta/Gozo ( so many outstanding archeological gems there).

Not in Malta/Gozo/italian islands.

 

 

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What is this? Name of the building and its dwellers where this is the kitchen of.

 

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It’s not in Denmark, but it’s not on the other side of the world either.

The world famous man who lived here at the end of his life, could not believe in some sort of God who was seated on a throne in heaven, although he found that sad and difficult. 

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This is the building from the outside (to give you some more information I had to use this iPhone photo by my wife, I expect the moderators to be moderate with that).

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Hofwijck, a mansion built by Constantijn Huygens in Voorburg, on the outskirts of Den Hague.

iPhone? You must be joking, you're cursing in a church 😉

Seriously. A while ago I was very impressed when one of our daughters showed some photos shot with her iPhone 11, the photos, and especially the bokeh, were great for such a little camera. A serious competitor for Leica in the making?

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Right Dirk, who else could have solved it but you 😊. Christiaan Huygens, Constantijn’s son, who is considered by some as world’s brightest scientist, lived here at the end of his life. Einstein once said he just developed further on his ideas with his relativity theory. It’s a wonderfull little museum with a guide that has a very interesting story (don’t take the audio-robot, listen to him).

The first photo, in the kitchen of the family’s summer house, is taken with the M9 and Summicron 28 ii (I hope that excuses me...). It shows all the Huygens children in the portraits. The second is from an iPhone 7. Christiaan made with his brother the best lenses of the world at that time, with which he discovered Titan, a moon of Saturnus. So I don’t know if he would be surprised by the quality of iPhones 350 years later. 😊
 

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Interesting, Otto.

Fortunately the M combo absolved you.

Never visited Hofwijck, when I go, I’ll look out for the guide, thanks for the advice.
 
The photos on the kitchen table were reproduced from a painting of the Huygens family in the collection of the Mauritshuis.
 
 
Where are we now?
 

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It looks pretty similar to the pagoda in the Japanese Tea Garden in San Francisco but it isn't. Another tea garden in the USA or is this real Japan?

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