|Hiking to Ephesus from Atilla's Getaway|
|View of Selcuk|
The monument on the side of the road was ‘Erected in 1996 by the American Society of Ephesus in Honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary who Spent Her Last Years in
One of the largest temples in the city was the
The Odeon’s a small theater seating an audience of about 1,500 in a semicircle of stone seats to enjoy theatricals and music recitals.
|The Municipality Palace|
|The Memmius Monument was built between 50 and 30 BC.|
|A relief of Nike, the Goddess of Victory|
|View from Heracles' Gate|
The Trajan Fountain; built at the beginning of the 2nd C. Remember seeing the references to Emperor Trajan in several earlier posts including his statue?!
|Back outside of the Slope House Complex and seeing my first pomengranate tree.|
|Still the Library of Celsus|
|The majestic Marble Road even had sidewalks and an underground sewage system back in ancient times.|
|One of the busiest businesses in town was The Brothel aka The House of Pleasure.|
|Back on the Marble Road again after the detour!|
Footsteps etched into the marble paving stones further along led the way back to the Brothel.
|The huge Agora|
Walked next to the Theater where
|The Theater seats as many as 40,000 spectators and has the most incredible sound system. Steven, speaking in a normal voice, stood in the center of the stage and asked people sitting in the upper reaches to wave if they could hear him. Some did!|
|The Church of Mary|
|Back in town we wandered through the market stalls and on to the ruins high above town.|
|Above and below are the remains of the Basilica of St. John.|
|More photos of the Basilica above and below.|
|Tomb of St. John|
|From the Basilica, we hiked further up the hil lto the Citadel.|
|A prickly pear tree.|
How blissful writing the blog to you all while relaxing by the hotel pool after a day of seeing the ruins.
The comfy and beautifully decorated lounge area - long way down though to sit! Most of the hotel's guests were a group of Australian and other friends visiting from