Photographer's Note

This is the 9th view from my trip to Turkey.

The first small trip from Selcuk was visiting one of the great cities of the Ionian Greeks in Anatolia - Ephesus. It was founded by colonists principally from Athens. The ruins of Ephesus are a major tourist attraction, especially for people travelling to Turkey by cruise ship via the port of Kuşadası. People say that this ancient city is best place in the world to get the feeling for what life was like in Roman times.

One of many famous and well known persons which visited Ephesus was Saint Paul of Tarsus. He has stopped twice at Ephesus. He caused violent protests when he preached sermons in monotheistic Jewish synagogues in order to spread the word of Christianity in polytheistic Ephesus. St. Paul was unfortunatelly killed on his fourth visit to Rome. St. In Ephesus one can see the Cave of St. Paul which was a place of pilgrimage for Christians until recent times.

On this shot you can see the main street in Ephesus which is lined with remains of houses with mosaic floors, statues of Hercules, Nike, and many others. There is even a pedestrian zone guarded by a narrow gate that bars chariot traffic. Archeologists still work at the ruins and find a new objects. In next 10 years it might look much different.

Taken with 10d, wide angle lens and tripod. Although the one can not use a tripod inside Ephesus I managed to take most of my pictures using it to get the best sharpness.

Hope you like it!

More views from Turkey in my travelogue: The Best of Turkey.
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Additional Photos by Patryk Moriak (patriik) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 89 W: 10 N: 360] (1935)
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