13.9.14

Turkey Travel Diary - Ephesus

 Steph About Town in Ephesus, Turkey

Last week I took a mini break from London and flew off to Turkey in search of some summer sun. The last time I went somewhere hot and sunny was Costa Rica and that was SIX years ago (time flies when you're getting old *shudders*), so it was definitely time for somewhere new. My luggage got lost on the way so for the first three days we were confined to the resort while I played dress up in Julie's clothes, but when it finally arrived it was like Christmas! Once I was armed with shoes that actually fit me, we went off to have a little explore around Turkey, starting with the ancient Greek city of Ephesus.

Steph About Town in Ephesus, Turkey

Dress: Topshop
Bag: Longchamp Le Pliage
Shoes: Birkenstock Arizona
Sunglasses: ChloƩ

Steph About Town in Ephesus, Turkey

Steph About Town in Ephesus, Turkey
Julie found an ancient car!
Steph About Town in Ephesus, Turkey

Steph About Town in Ephesus, Turkey

Steph About Town in Ephesus, Turkey

Steph About Town in Ephesus, Turkey

Steph About Town in Ephesus, Turkey

Steph About Town in Ephesus, Turkey

Steph About Town in Ephesus, Turkey
Hadrian's Temple with Medusa carving.
Steph About Town in Ephesus, Turkey

Steph About Town in Ephesus, Turkey

I may have been slightly obsessed with the cats that live in Ephesus. They are just so casual sunbathing on ruins from the 10 century B.C. Be prepared for many cat photos...

Steph About Town in Ephesus, Turkey

Steph About Town in Ephesus, Turkey

Steph About Town in Ephesus, Turkey
Sound asleep on Nike
Steph About Town in Ephesus, Turkey

Steph About Town in Ephesus, Turkey

Public bathrooms had an entirely different meaning in ancient Greece. 

Steph About Town in Ephesus, Turkey

Steph About Town in Ephesus, Turkey

Steph About Town in Ephesus, Turkey

Steph About Town in Ephesus, Turkey

Steph About Town in Ephesus, Turkey

Steph About Town in Ephesus, Turkey

This is the Library of Celsus, which at one point was the third largest in the world, filled with thousands of parchments and scrolls. Only the facade remains but is incredibly beautiful. Governor Celsus, whom the library was built in remembrance of, is buried underneath in a sarcophagus.

Steph About Town in Ephesus, Turkey

Steph About Town in Ephesus, Turkey

Steph About Town in Ephesus, Turkey

Steph About Town in Ephesus, Turkey

Steph About Town in Ephesus, Turkey

Steph About Town in Ephesus, Turkey

Steph About Town in Ephesus, Turkey

Steph About Town in Ephesus, Turkey
Just trying out my best impression of a Roman statue. Don't mind me.
Steph About Town in Ephesus, Turkey

Steph About Town in Ephesus, Turkey

Steph About Town in Ephesus, Turkey

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1 comment:

  1. Wow thank for sharing this lovely post with us. Turkey has a very rich and interesting history. Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Turkey is a great place for holiday. The sunshine is out nearly every day of the year and the beaches provide a playground for many water sports activity. The people of Turkey offer many specialty handicrafts. Explore ancient Ephesus to know more about Ephesus. Keep blogging like this.

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