The port of call after Istanbul was Kusadasi, Turkey. Then, it is another 20km to Ephesus, one of the most important cities of the Roman Empire—is among the world’s best ancient sites.
At its peak, Ephesus was one of the grandest cities of the ancient world, ranking among the four leading centers of the Roman Empire (along with Alexandria, Antioch, and Rome itself). With a staggering quarter of a million residents, Ephesus was the second-biggest city on the planet (after Rome).
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Romano46 (15518) 2013-05-23 6:17
una Efeso che sembra un acquerello con colori delicati in una bella giornata di sole.
La composizione è perfetta e l'aver scelto le tinte morbide a mio parere è stata una scelta indovinata e perdipiù in presenza di una ottima composizione.
Tutto è al posto giusto e mi sembra che il tuo obiettivo di fare una bella foto sia stato pienamente raggiunto.
Ciao e buona giornata
Gigidusud (12179) 2013-05-23 7:58
Beautiful photo of this Roman site with nice colors and splendid light. I like it!
Have a nice evening.
rigoletto (33776) 2013-05-23 8:30
This is a classical photo of a classical architecture, and the building is the famuos Library of Celsus. Making close photos of the place is usually difficult because of myriads of tourists. But your long distance was a good choice to make even the tourists as tiny, colorful additions to your photo. That October 21st weather is amazing, but this is of course Aegean coast.
Thank you for sharing,
jadesgran (4464) 2013-05-23 8:35
I recognised your picture straight away. It was many years back but the holiday in Turkey was one of our most favourite,and memorable.We visited Ephesus several times as we were amazed at the history of the ruins and also attended a concert there with Diana Ross topping the bill.T.F.S.
cornejo (25461) 2013-05-23 9:28
Hi Tiffany, lovely view of this interesting Roman theater, beautifully captured in this photograph very good and nice. Good sharpness, depth and quality. A nice, good job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good morning and happy weekend.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
serp2000 (35728) 2013-05-23 10:41
When I go to the Mediterranean region I am impressing by the Greek-Roman heritage. Another interesting presentation of the ancient ruins. Unfortunately, I never been in Izmir. TFS!
siudzi (29615) 2013-05-23 11:53
Wow! What a superb place with these attractive and impressive ruins! Amazing view perfectly seen and composed with great quality. Excellent work! TFS.
marina7 (8005) 2013-05-23 12:02
beautiful view of the famous ruins captured on a perfect day. Great light and colors, the tourists are enjoying the sighting.
Thanks and best wishes!
rbassin (15034) 2013-05-23 13:10
une très belle prise de vue, même les nuages s'adaptenta rythme de l'architecture de la Bibliothèque de Celsius.Cet bien fait.
carlo62 (23622) 2013-05-23 15:09
Efeso si mostra ancora in tutta la sua bellezza, nonostante i secoli passati e la storia che ha attraversato.
Hai fatto un'ottima inquadratura e le persone determinano le proporzioni dell'architettura.
dta (60127) 2013-05-24 2:14
Hello Tiffany , *
A splendid post card of the famous ruins . The picture is perfectly composed , and the little clouds are the final bonus .
timecapturer (41708) 2013-05-24 5:05
never managed to get to see this place and it is one that I really should make the effort to visit. Your beautiful capture of its magnificence and presence emphasises why that visit is so worthwhile. Execution and presentation here are just perfect. Well done!
Have a great weekend - Brian.
ikeharel (48242) 2013-05-24 10:49
Good afternoon Tiffany,
Great view over the facade of a monument left from the Roman empire. It sure looks as was an impressive edifice back in time: the mighty pillars are scaled by the tourists in front. Fine taken photo, well managed the strong daylight.
Have a nice weekend,
Cricri (96885) 2013-05-24 11:44
Un site historique très visiter et très joliment présenter, la lumière est sublime, elle renforce aussi bien les détails et les couleurs, très belle réalisation
nikkitta (11110) 2013-05-25 12:45
Beautiful capture of the classical roman theater in contrast with the sky
good to leave some empty space at the left to show more of the ruins and vegetation
Well done, congrats
Maria from Argentina
jemaflor (77476) 2013-05-27 10:48
These interesting ruines are perfectly presented on your shot, Nice light and tones and not many people, we can see very well the monument, good choice for the pov.
claudeD (28826) 2013-05-27 12:11
Very fine old architecture picture from Ephesus with a very good composition, fine colors and perfect sharpness. i like the view very much.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
Miguel82 (17293) 2013-05-28 2:59
Wonderful ancient monument Tiffany,
Excellent presentation, good weather conditions, fine colors, neat picture
ChrisJ (93372) 2013-06-03 8:08
I'm hoping to visit these inspirational ruins very shortly. Good sharpness and a nice blue sky. Well framed and composed. The people add scale and context. I think this is the old library? Nice warm cold color contrasts between the warm stone and blue sky. Tfs!
mcmtanyel (8147) 2013-06-03 14:45
Another sight I can't get enough of. Excellent POV & framing. There was a time when I would visit Ephesus every year just to see what new areas had been uncovered. Thanks for digging up memories for me!
photoray (8388) 2013-06-04 17:30
Fine overview of the huge Roman temple. If only we could have visited it before it was ruined?
The stone ruins to the left look even older than the huge columns?
With the people crowd, I would like to visit at sunrise, but understandably on a cruise we are limited in time.
mjw364 (6490) 2013-06-06 9:52
Well if I am the master of modern architecture then you are the mistress of old ruins with this one! Ha!
Its amazing I was in this place almost 25 years ago and I still have (somewhere) a snapshot taken from almost exactly the same place as you are standing here. I wasn't into photography back then but it seems we have a similar eye! Great shot nice composition.
macjake (49236) 2013-06-13 22:23
beautiful looking photo from Turkey.
I have to admit, when I think of the country Turkey, Roman Empire architecture isn't what comes to mind right away.
but thats what makes this one even better.
lovely shot and pov as the architecture stands tall and powerful, dominating the skyline.
excellent colors and lighting too.
enjoy your day
PaulVDV (19393) 2013-06-15 10:48
This ancient library is about the most famous building in that well-known archaeological site. There are lots of pictures of it. Yet this is one of the most beautiful I've ever seen.
I like the position of the library on the picture with also a view of some other ruins, the cypresses and the palm trees at the foot of the rocky hill and the many visitors on the foreground. The picture is very clear, excellent sharp and shows a beautiful light and colours. Also the blue sky with a few smaller white clouds is a great backdrop.
Best regards, Paul
- Copyright: Tiffany Liu (Oceania) (4082)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-10-21
- Categories: Ruins
- Camera: Nikon D-90
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/125 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Equinox Mediterranean Cruise
- Date Submitted: 2013-05-23 5:36