On the 5th day of our journey across Turkey, we went to the great ruins of Ephesus. I bought some postcards while in Troy and I was excited because I saw this place of attraction in the postcards and there was some really beautiful architecture.
#10: GREAT RUINS OF EPHESUS
|The pillars I saw at the entrance|
This site is so huge, we didn't have the time to walk the entire site. There are much more we didn't see.
|Some creatures I saw at the walls|
Much of the city is in ruins, by earthquakes and wars. But there are still some interesting parts left.
|At the smaller scale amphitheatre|
|I like this accidental shot|
|Just do it!|
I don't know if this is true or not - My tour leader said this is how they got the idea for Nike symbol. Haha~
|Temple of Hadrian|
|Great Library of Celsus|
#11: VIRGIN MARY'S COTTAGE
|The small cottage opened for public view|
|Virgin Mary or Meryemana|
It was said that Virgin Mary spend her last years here, taken care by John, hiding from the Roman soldiers. We are not allowed to take photos of the inside, but we can light candles inside.
|We can put messages here|
|One of the message I photographed|
|Looks unflattering right? LOL~|