Tetrapylon (Turkey)

Tetrapylon (monumental gate) at Aphrodisias

Library at Ephesus

Standing at the base of the Library - looking up... at Ephesus (The library of Celsus is an ancient Roman building in Ephesus)

Celsus Library

The library of Celsus is an ancient Roman building in Ephesus, Anatolia, now part of Selçuk, Turkey. It was built in honour of the Roman Senator Tiberius Julius Celsus Polemaeanus (completed in 135 AD) by Celsus' son, Gaius Julius Aquila (consul, 110 AD). Celsus had been consul in 92 AD, governor of Asia in 115 AD, and a wealthy and popular local citizen. He was a native of nearby Sardis and amongst the earliest men of purely Greek origin to become a consul in the Roman Empire and is honoured both as a Gree…

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Şirince village

Taken with camera on my lap, whilst resting in Şirince village. Şirince is a small village of 600-700 inhabitants located 8 km east of the town Selçuk. The first settlements in the city started in 15th century when Ephesus was abandoned after the harbor silted up. The village was settled by freed Greek slaves who named the village Çirkince (meaning “Ugly” in Turkish) to deter the others from following them to this beautiful place. In 1926 the village’s name was changed to Şirince (meaning “Pleasant”) by th…

Stadium

The almost entirely preserved stadium within the ancient city of Aphrodisias.

Aye Captain

Sailing off into the sunset at Antalya, Turkey (Taken with iPhone)

Side of the bosphorus

Snapped whilst walking to the bosphorus one evening

Heavenly lights

Istanbul

Istanbul at night

The Bosphorus is the 32 km (20-mile)-long north-south strait that joins the Sea of Marmara with the Black Sea in Istanbul, and separates the continents of Europe and Asia
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