Ephesus, Turkey is an interesting place.
If I were to choose a picture for this place, I would post a picture of the Library of Celsus.
I have not posted this picture before; this shows great details of the library.
Below is a description of the library of Celsus from Wikipedia:
The library of Celsus is an ancient Roman Building in Ephesus, Anatolia, now part of Selcuk, Turkey. It was built in honour of the Roman Senator Tiberius Julius Celsus Polemaeanus (completed in 135 AD) by Celsus’ son, Gaius Julius Aquila (consul, 110 AD). The library was built to store 12,000 scrolls and to serve as a mausoleum for Celsus, who is buried in a crypt beneath the library.
The interior of the library was destroyed, supposedly by an earthquake in 262 A.D. and the facade by another earthquake in the tenth or eleventh century A.D. It lay in ruins for centuries, until the façade was re-erected by archaeologists between 1970 and 1978.
I agree with you Turkey is a wonderful country and Ephesus is simply charming. Much archeological work has taken place and what has been done gives a good idea of what the city was like.
Yes, a showpiece of ancient architecture and culture.
Wonderful choice of photo, there are so many sights there it must have been hard to choose.
Yes, lots of photos to choose from . . . . amphitheater, relics, remnants of ancient buildings etc. I like this one.
Such a fabulous photo and place!
Thank you, Janaline!
Like the look of this ruin, really want to explore Turkey thoroughly one dsy
Yes, when the country becomes more stable.
Ephesus is a great place! I wonder , whether there is a place on this world where you have not bee,?????
Regrettably, there are still so many places which I haven’t visited!
A beautiful place. Did you ever go to Palmyra? (Before the current war?)
Never been to Palmyra – will check out in the internet as to what it is like.
Not very recommended right now. It’s in Syria, been partly destroyed by IS. The Syrians have reclaimed it, but it shows a lot of damage.
I see, I would stay away from the MiddleEast countries for some time.
Actually, I may not mind seeing Iran, now that it is open.
You have a point. I understand there are very beautiful places, Ispahan, Persepolis…
When it first opens up, this place may be the cradle of civilization . . . .
I miss Ephesus…and Turkey. Will return one day.
When there is peace in Turkey. . . . .
A wonderful place to explore! I was impressed by the size and condition of Ephesus. Great photo!
Thank you, WH!