Monday, November 22, 2010

Mancat Monday and Ephesus, Turkey.

Mancats on lookout duty.

Our next visit was to Ephesus in Turkey. St. Paul wrote his letter to the Ephesians here, and it is also believed that St. John wrote his gospel here.

These were shops. The mosaic pavement outside would originally have been covered.


* The Magnesian Gate.

We went into the Terrace Houses which have not long been open for viewing. The walls were all lined with marble which was broken into millions of pieces during the great earthquake. Archeologists are trying to put them back together panel by panel like an immense jigsaw puzzle.

Wall paintings in one of the rooms of a terrace house.

All the rooms had paintings on the walls.

A mosaic centrepiece on the floor.

The Library of Celsus stands at the end of the main street.

The Odeon (theatre) which was used for public meetings and plays but not fights.

*I am hoping that I have the names right but we saw so many ancient sights that it is hard to remember all of them.

31 comments:

Kea said...

What a fabulous holiday! Love seeing all the photos. :-)

Katnip Lounge said...

We like how you boys are covering each-others bums!

Mommy says your Parents vacation is a trip of a lifetime; what fabulous things to see.

michico*Adan said...

That is really awesome trip!!!
What a great history building !!!

The Whiskeratti said...

Wow. Such awesome pictures!!! We especially luff the first one, with touching tails.

Brian said...

Sure looks like an incredible place!

Danielle said...

Very cool! They even had art on their floors way back then.

Sweet Praline said...

What a great place to visit! My mom has read about a lot of this, but has never been there.

Jo :) said...

Wow! I know there is so much history all overthe world, but i had no idea that there were so many historic sites in viewing condition over that way.
What a wonderful experience you guys must ahve had!
Historic sites over scenery any day! :)

Noir the Texas Tabby said...

Tommy says she's jealous. How wonderful to go and witness such history (I google these things)

Noir

PS. Personally I like the man cat picture up top!!

Penny said...

WOW what a nice holiday you had. Thank you for sharing all these pretty pictures with us.


Purrs,
Genghis

Cory said...

I think it's wonderful of you to post pictures of all the amazing places your parents have gone. Now my mom can look at the pictures and enjoy them so she'll have no need to travel to these places because now she's seen them. She'll never have to leave me...ever.

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

We love seeing all the photos. The rooms must have looked so elegant with their hand-painted walls.

Furkidsmom said...

Your parents take such interesting trips!!

You two make purrfect lookouts!!

The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie

Daisy said...

So beautiful! I love all the wall paintings.

DailyGs said...

Whoa. Momma is seriously jealous. Biblical ancient ruins... awesome.

Marg said...

You two boys look like book ends. So very handsome.
Those pictures are really good. It is so interesting to see all the art in the different rooms. Think how hard that was to do back in those days.
Take care and have a great week. Guess you don't have turkey day over there.

The Monkeys said...

Those are really gorgeous photos! What a fabulous holiday!

Goldie, Shade and Banshee said...

How interesting! Love the pics!

Madi and Mom said...

Morning Eric and Flynn!!!
You two are looking very handsome today. What an amazing feeling Mom must have had to be standing in the very spot as St. Paul!!!

Gorgeous pictures,
Hugs Madi and Mom

The Meezers or Billy said...

amazing!

Hannah and Lucy said...

You are looking like a pair of book ends back to back!!
Lovely pictures today - putting some of the marble pieces together must be like doing a giant jigsaw puzzle.

The Island Cats said...

Hi boys! Looks like you have all angles covered!! Good job!!

And what an interesting place your beans visited!! Thanks for sharing those pictures!!

SuziQCat said...

Fantastic! How fun to try and imagine what the city would have been like during its prime! Eric and Flynn you boys are on the job today...keep up the good work!

Sammy and Andy said...

Our mama loved seeing the pics of Ephesus...she would love to visit all the places named in the Bible.

We loved seeing the pic of you, Eric and Flynn......you are doing such a grand job of being lookouts.

Happy Mancat Monday, and love to all of you from all of us.

Ginger Jasper said...

We are enjoying seeing your mum and dads pictures. Looks like a nice place that. I would like to exchange cards with you two. I think your mum has my address.. Hugs GJ x

Sagira said...

Those photos are so neat to see. I wish they made things like that today they are so beautiful.

ABBY said...

How fascinating those pictures are! We really enjoyed seeing all the ruins and the beauty.

purrin
xoxo
Abby

Angel and Kirby said...

Beautiful.

Laila and Minchie said...

It looks like you two are joined at the hip.

Minchie especially loved the pictures of Turkey. Being he's a Turkish Angora, that's where his relative are originally from, many, many years ago.

Shaggy, Scooby and Scout said...

If mom were to paint the walls in our house, it would look nothing like that!!!
Love that picture of you guys!
Those mousies don't stand a chance with each one of you looking out different directions.

lisa jane said...

wow, really nice pictures guys! looks amazing...Turkey is no doubt a country with rich history and lots of things to see. I travel back and forth from England to Turkey work related and unfortunately haven't had the time to enjoy it but I'm considering going there on a vacation so the info was very useful. I have only been to Istanbul so far and it's extremely interesting city. The only thing I don't like about it is how often I have problems with bookings. It's not a nice experience to be searching for a place in the middle of the night therefore now I always call to confirm my reservation. It might be pricey so I use a call service which provides cheap calls to Turkey Its fast, cheap and easy to use. And be careful for the ‘nazar boncuk’ or ‘evil eye' :)
Lisa