Cave Dwelling

Our ancient ancestors lived with the land, were of the land. In this part of Turkey, they lived in caves. Some of the caves were simple while others were hills hollowed out by man to form multi-roomed, multi-storied dwellings…the precursor to the modern skyscraper. We sat in this cave, a dwelling, decorated by the ancient…

Walking Into The Light

Throughout the Cappadocia area of Turkey there are underground cities, multi-storied cities carved out of rock descending deep into the earth. These were built without the use of power tools, without the use of electricity to pierce the darkness with bright lights. I found myself feeling a bit claustrophobic in the areas where I had to…

Ephesus Dreams

The act of walking the streets of Ephesus sent chills through my body. This is not a phenomena solely associated with Ephesus. It’s an experience I undergo whenever I walk through ancient spaces especially those erected to honor God in any of the forms worshiped since many was created to walk this earth.

This Little Piggy…

On our last day in Turkey, we encountered some feral pigs. We encountered a good sized herd of them while driving along the coast of the Aegean Sea with it’s turquoise waters. They approached the car looking for food handouts which we did not have.

The Regal Tabby

Cats abounded at the monuments we visited on our trip to Turkey. They were even inside the Hagia Sofia which completely caught me off guard as I never expected to see feral cats in a museum. This tabby perched on the rock like she owned the place. She didn’t even deign to cast a glance…

Monochrome Monday: Ancient Arches

I would love to have been present when the ancients built this double arched entrance way into what was an building. This marvel was constructed without computers, without power tools. For me, that is a marvel in its own right. Then to meticulously place the massive stones just adds to this wonder of ancient engineering.…