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January 9th 2013
Published: January 9th 2013EDIT THIS ENTRY

Even thought we just posted a blog we spent an amazing day at Ephesus and decided to post some pics from it. The weather has turned and we see on the TV, Istanbul has snow. Here, we are just very cold, but beautiful clear crisp air made for some nice photos.

Ephesus was amazing! Originally an early Greek settlement in 1000 BC thru 6th century AD, with as many as 250,000 people. Lots of wars and a silting harbor contributed to its demise. There continues to be alot of excavation, with every dig they seem to find something!

With the cold it was a very quiet day, and when we were touring the terraced houses we were the only ones there. Many times we would just sit and listen. It was very easy to envision it, in its heyday. We wondered if New York might look this good 1000 yrs from now...


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OdeonOdeon
Odeon

Primarily used for municipal meetings, sat 5000 people
Restoration of the interior of the terraced housesRestoration of the interior of the terraced houses
Restoration of the interior of the terraced houses

at Ephesus. They are doing a beautiful job and when it is done in about another 100 yrs it will be gorgeous
Kouretes StKouretes St
Kouretes St

The main street thru Ephesus
Panorama of the Terraced villasPanorama of the Terraced villas
Panorama of the Terraced villas

not sure how this will show on the blog
Another pic of the LibraryAnother pic of the Library
Another pic of the Library

I could not decide which one i liked better...


9th January 2013

Fabulous.
We are so enjoying your pictures. Thanks for keeping us up-to-date. What a trip! What a world!
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9th January 2013

Thanks
We love to learn from your photo journal. The pictures are great and we did not make it to Ephusus so it was fun to see it from your eyes. Thanks again
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