Around and about in Ephesus

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May 7th 2013
Published: May 7th 2013
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I really didn't understand the scale of Ephesus. Extensive marble paved streets linking all the different features of this once busy and populated city (some 250,000 at its peak). It has existed from the 10 century BC to 15 century AD when it was abandoned. Visitors can roam fairly freely across the site. Amazing really. Evidently there is much, much more which has not yet been uncovered.

These photos include the famous Celsus Library and the amphitheatre which is vast. (Look closely as there are people in that shot!) I would love to be at a concert here; they apparently happen on the odd occasion.

Our hotel, Ninsayan House, in the hills above, in Sirince, is simple luxury. A bit of a splurge for us and has been something very special.

This is a real highlight!

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8th May 2013

Wow! Wow! Wow!
The hotel looks fabulous! So lush and green - I love the way you've used a leading line in the photo of the garden. The celsius library looks amazing too! My friend from work, David Surplice, and his girlfriend left yesterday to do a trip quite similar to yours - he is in KL at the moment, then to Egypt and then Spain and Portugal and it sounds like Spain and Portugal might co-incide with your plans. Keep an eye out for him - he was at my retirement bash so you might recognise him and he's absolutely hilarious. Keep on having lots of fun. L F
8th May 2013
Library and Rog, not usual combination

Roman Ruins
Isn't it vast and so well engineered . ... I love the amphitheatre, library and the whole water and sanitary system. They sure were busy! Those Romans! Bon voyages.
8th May 2013

I'm sure many more highlights to come!! lucky things!! xxx
12th May 2013

Loved Ephesus too simply magic and stayed in luxurious hotel in Bodrum which we drove over fromEnjoy
13th May 2013

Looking good - sunny weather and not too many people. The Life of Brian line ..." Welease Woger " comes to mind.
19th May 2013

Love the news and the photos
Hi Hilary, Thanks for the photos - love it. Keep em coming. Eurovision is on tonight in the background because Richard has gone away for a few days and he's out of phone contact. It feels really comforting to open your blog and read about what you and Roger are up to. Love to you both. xxx

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