Our tour guide, Orzu informed us that we were making a short detour to view the horse that was used in the 2004 movie TROY. A handsome horse indeed! It stands at the seafront of Cannakale. But the movie was not filmed in Troy ( Truva in Turkish). As in the movie,when Priam, King of Troy chose to listen to the priests who saw the horse as an offering to Poseidon, God of the Sea and a gift, he ignored the misgivings of Prince Paris, who protested vehemently, 'Father, burn it!'. The short -lived happiness was the downfall of Troy. While Troy was asleep, Greek soldiers came out of the hollowed out wooden horse and with their other counterparts attacked the city.
|The Trojan Horse at Cannakale - gift to Turkey from Brad Pitt who acted as Achilles, the main protagonist in the epic movie, TROY|
|The Trojan Horse at the Ancient City of Troy|
|My friends waved and called out, 'Helen!' ha! ha! - me, the face that launched a thousand ships ???|
|Which horse do you prefer? - this or the one used in the movie TROY|