Photographer's Note

This is the 8th view from my trip to Turkey.

After 3 days exploring the capitol we went to Selcuk. The journey was slightly uncomfortable because the bus operator sold us tickets to Izmir only although we asked for a direct bus to Selcuk. People in Izmir were much more honest and helpful so we got free lift to Selcuk anyway.

We checked in to the nicest and friendliest place in all Selcuk probably. If you ever have problem to decide which accomodation you should choose just go to Jimmy`s Place.

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.

On this picture you can see the most impressive part of Ephesus - The Library of Celsus, whose fasade has been carefully reconstructed from all original pieces. It was built ca. 125 B.C.E. by Gaius Julius Aquila in memory of his father. An underground tunnel, marked by the simple figures of a woman, a heart, and a price, leads from the library to a nearby building believed to have been a drinking establishment or brothel. People say that this ancient city is best place in the world to get the feeling for what life was like in Roman times.

Taken with 10d, wide angle lens and tripod.

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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