At the beginning of September, my wife and I attended a wedding of some friends in Turkey. Whilst we spent a lot of time with them and on the beach next to their house, we did get some time to get out and explore on our as we have done before.
When we went in 2015, we visited the ancient city of Ephesus near Selcuk. It was full of tourists at the time, so given we were out of season and it was unseasonably quiet, we decided to jump on the local Dolmus (bus service) and head down again.
It was much much quieter this time, and as were not part of a tour group like we were before, we were able to have a leisurely walk around in the sunshine.
I won’t go into too much detail about Ephesus as I did that before, so if you want to catch up, you can find that report here.
Last time, I took a lot of pictures on my bride camera, this time I went with my D5200. I didn’t want to just take straight repeats of the photos I did before, so I tried to get more details, and venture into an area we didn’t get chance to last time.
I love Ephesus. There really is so much history in the stones of the place. Whilst I have been there before, I am still taken aback by some of the architecture and building styles that were achieved such a long time ago. I was even more blown away by seeing the old homes, looking at how much effort would have gone in to decorating and tending to them is amazing when you consider homes these days are just painted in magnolia.
I may not go back again for a few years, but given they are unearthing parts all the time (they believe they have only uncovered 15% thus far, although some may never be excavated), I’m sure there will be something else to see next time.
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