Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Efes Ephesus and Pamukkale Springs

(There’s no particular reason that I’m in all the photos on this post!  We didn’t take a ton of photos this day, I guess!)
Playing backgammon on a sizeable board in Efes / Ephesus
Ephesus was incredible to walk around, due to the excavations that have been done there, but by the same token, much of Turkey has this much history that simply hasn’t be excavated yet, so in that case, it’s not particularly special.  Also good to keep in mind that the city on display is only about 2000 years old (though there are more city fragments below the stuff we saw).

Pamukkale has some excellent formations from mineral springs, though you can only enter some of the man-made springs; at least they did a great job with those as well:

This is the amphitheater from Heriapolis – we loved how the stage had been rebuilt, including the finished orchestra / fighting area, the stage, backstage, and below stage, etc.  It would be amazing to see a performance at this theater currently (not sure if they do any of that)

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