The theater in the ancient Lycian city of Pinara, now in Turkey. Not only tragedies and comedies were performed here but also religious rituals and initiations into mystic orders — so called mystery plays. They were called mystery plays not only because the proceedings were known only to initiates but because the contents concerned themselves with the ultimate mystery — life. In the ancient world the line between the sacred and the profane was blurred, and even plays that were not overtly religious were always dedicated and performed for the pleasure of Apollo. Theaters often included an altar or a small shrine for offerings to the god.
The Michelin starred Old Swiss House restaurant proudly shares its memories of 150-years.
Built in 1869, most of the interior decorations date back to the 17th century. The establishment’s antique glassware, hand-carved wall panels, solid oak doors with carved inlays, genuine Sheffield silverware and items of old pewter are all spectacularly stare-worthy. The stained-glass windows sporting heraldic panes date back to 1575. The establishment’s pride-and-joy, however, is a craftsman-built, porcelain-tiled stove dated 1636.
They also have one of Switzerland’s most remarkable wine cellars. It is stocked with 40,000 or so bottles of some of the rarest vintage wines, including a unique collection of Château Mouton Rothschild, which is on display.