Hadrian Temple, Ephesus, Turkey
The following in italics is extracted from Virtual Tourist:
This is one of the best preserved and most beautiful structures on Curetes Street. It was built before 138 AD by P. Quintilius and was dedicated to Emperor Hadrian, who came to visit the city from Athens in 128 AD. The facade of the temple has four Corinthian columns supporting a curved arch, in the middle of which contains a relief of Tyche, goddess of victory. The side columns are square. The pedestals with inscriptions in front of the temple, are the bases for the statues of the emperors between 293-305 AD – Diocletian, Maximian, Constantius I, and Galerius; the originals of the statues have not been found.
This is one of the best places I have visited in Turkey; I will share more in my later posts.
This is one of the Rewards you get if you travel to Turkey.
The Fairy Chimneys of Cappadocia – such a surreal sight!
This place requires quite a bit of travelling from either Istanbul or Ankara.
Please enjoy :-)
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A place is usually serene if it is frequented by flocks of birds.
We were travelling on a boat in Lake Barrine, not too far from Cairns in Australia.
The sky was blue and the lake azul, as we moved along we found a flock of birds resting together.
We were careful not to disturb the serenity.
We found some ducks too in a lake not far from Cappodocia.
The water fowls were swimming happily together while the sun was setting.
Again another serene scene!
The sun was exerting its last rays of sunlight as our cruise of the Bosporus almost ended when approaching Istanbul.
Against the sky was the silhouette of Istanbul in all its beauty.
The spires of the mosques were the most noticeable features in the whole skyline.
The clouds in the sky ensured that the warmth of the day was still there to stay.
Yes, warmth was all around!
Look forward to revisit the exotic city of Istanbul!
While resting in the gardens of the palace at Istanbul, I captured this image.
The line of fence just converge.
On the other side of the fence is the Bosporus!
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The challenger’s theme for this week is “Containers“.
On my recent trip to Japan, one of the destinations was to visit the Okayama Waterway.
By the side of the waterway, there are some shops.
I was particularly interested in window shopping at this pottery shop which contains all sorts of containers, from vases, bowls to kettles and plates etc. They are all nicely displayed.
The other two photos were taken in Turkey, a few years earlier.
This is a photo taken at Cappadocia, in front of an earthen ware shop.
They were all hand made and reflect the local skills and culture.
The last photo was taken in a restaurant in Turkey.
Mounted on the walls were some shelves which were full of glass containers.
Inside the containers were pickles and many types of preserved fruits and vegetables. This is the first time I have seen so many jars with colors!