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Today we visited Selcuk which is one of the most visited places in Turkey. It is home of one of the seven ancient architectural wonders of the earth, Temple of Artemis. What was once a structure containing approximately 127 columns is now a single column which remains.
In the evening we visited the Ephesus which is an old Greek city built …
... daily goings on. we saw several streets closed to traffic (of course scooters are exempt from that) it means that people stroll around, and in many cases, it means that ppeople will spend more money. clever really = would be nice to see kamloops do that. also would be nice if kamloops got the remnants of a couple o century old roman aquaducts runnning through town. and also maybe if it had some storks nesting on top of said aquaducts. and dancing and preening ...
... has been somewhat reassembled. It is the main attraction of Ephasus and rightfully so. Also, there are stray cats wandering everywhere, looking for attention and perhaps a treat. Clearly they are being fed; every single one was rather rotund. After our tour of the ancient ruins, we visited a carpet factory to see how the Turkish carpets are made. We were able to see how they extract the silk from the silk worms and how they dye and create ...
... We swam in the "Cleopatra pool" which the Turks claim Cleopatra herself swam in. There were remains of the Hierapolis including pillars and large pavement stones that still remain in the Cleopatra pool today. The calcium pools are protected by Unesco which we are appreciative of because they are absolutely incredible. Being Canadians, we couldn’t help but think that part of the slopes look similar to a ski hill. The mineral pools are so unique ...
... like street lamps lit nightly, convenient sign posts pointing to the doctor or market, ribbed grooves on sloped streets to reduce sandal slippage, and indoor heating for its wealthiest citizens, Ephesus had it all back in the day.
Ephesus was conquered by the likes of Croesus of Lydia, Cyrus of Persia, Alexander the Great of Macedon, and his generals Lysimachus and Seleucus. It hosted philosophical heavyweights like Heraclitus. ...