Turkey

          Explore the mysterious ruins of Turkey with me -who knows what these walls have seen.

                                      The streets are filled with memories of the Ancient Past…..

     

 Dusk

 

Ruins of an ancient fortress in Turkey

  

      

More ruins outside the city of Bodrum, Turkey

 

Transporting the Family

 

      

                            Private Yachts for hire out of Marmaris, Turkey

 

Port at Marmaris, Turkey – on the dock staging area

 

   

Dropping anchor on the beach at Cleopatra’s Bay                        Swimming in Cleopatra’s Bay

 

           

            

The Biblical City of Ephesus – destroyed three times and once occupied by the Amazon Women

 

 The great Library of Ephesus – a center of knowledge, and power

 

     Remnants of statues that once decorated the streets of Ephesus, Turkey

 

        

The ruins of temples and monuments are everywhere

 

   The Christians of St. Paul’s time heard him preach in the Amphitheater – he was imprisioned on a hill not far from it.

This photo shows a secret symbol used to acknowledge another Christian without undue attention…..

…..a pie-shaped circle with eight wedges –  the five Greek letters above could be traced within the circle to silently identify each other. 

             

And, of course, there were advertisements, carved in stone on the pavement, for the oldest profession in the world.

Simple — a Foot, a basic Female Sketch and a Heart.

“Walk this direction if you seek women and you will find the love you are looking for.”

 

      

Young girls work in open air ‘factories’ weaving carpets of various quality.  A Kilim is for everyday use and not as expensive.

Carpets, or Kilims, are used outside to adorn living spaces, since the weather is almost always sunny and dry.

          

Carpet salesmen showing their product in one of the many carpet shops in Turkey

 

   The Amphitheatre in Ephesus where St. Paul of the Bible spoke to the Ephesians and wrote letters to them

 

An open air market where produce is sold daily to the general public

  

     

…..and let’s not miss the theraputic Mud Baths!

 

         

Traveling by small boat up the river where the movie “African Queen”, with Humphrey Bogart & Katherine Hepburn was filmed

 

       

Raiders of the Lost Ark?   Climbing these heights to tombs carved into the sides of the hill is an adventure

    

Awesome……

            

Whew – what a climb……..view from inside is breathtaking

                                

…..and so, have we disturbed ancient Turkish ghosts – and will the spirits haunt us?

 

                                                                                                                 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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