Photographer's Note

This is the 12th view from my trip to Turkey.

The other shot from 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.

There are 2 ancient theatres located between the hills.
The 1st one is just a few steps from the entrance to the ruins. Here you can see the 2nd one which is smaller but much nicer in my opinion. It`s located almost at the end of the museum. Don`t know why but here is much less tourists so you can have a rest and moment of thinking about that mysterious, ancient world. Taking photographs like this one is much easier when most of the other visitors are focused on the 1st theatre :-)

Archeologists still work at the ruins and find a new objects. In next 10 years it might look much different. That`s why it`s so fascinating, the current Ephesus is still changing. I think it made a bigger impression on me than the biggest ancient buildings of this sort located in Athens.

We had a wonderful weather that day, not too hot but still shinny. Exploring this place was a real pleasure.

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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