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. Advertisements

Streets of Ephesus

Ephesus was a magnificent city. There is evidence of habitation going back to 6000 BC, evidence of habitation off and on through the time of the Greeks, evidence of Roman, Byzantine, and Turkish habitation. Today, it is ancient ruins, mystical ruins, mythical ruins. It was a famous Christian city referenced in the Bible. If you listen…

Roman Restrooms

This is a Roman bathroom. It was a separate building on the grounds of Ephesus. Side by side the people sat. I can imagine a couple of the larger ones sitting at adjacent holes with their bodies touching. Did they make eye contact? What did they talk about? And where did they mount the toilet…

Chiseled Words

I find it amazing that words etched in rock with hammer and chisel could be so elegant in form…much, much more elegant than my neatest printing. And that it is so well preserved 2000 years after it was carved tickles my imagination. Camera: Canon Powershot SX200 IS Lens: Integrated @ 26.6 mm Shutter Speed: 1/2000…

Library of Celsus in Ephesus Turkey

My heart almost stopped when I turned a corner and saw this ruined facade of the Library of Celsus in Ephesus. It was by far my favorite site in what was a spectacular city. I could have sat for hours staring at this structure from afar before moving close to study the intricacies of the…

Prayer Wall

Shortly after landing in Izmir, we were taken to the House of the Virgin Mary in Selçuk, Turkey by Mustafa and Selma. We reached there during a torrential downpour so Selma purchased some pullover rain protection and a couple of umbrellas so we could stay somewhat dry on the short walk from the entrance to the shrine. This shrine…