Saturday, June 9, 2012


EFES, or Ephesus, is the best preserved classical city in the mediterranean and one of the most visited sights in Turkey.  In its heyday Ephes was the capital of the Roman province of Asia with a population of over 250,000. The goddess Artemis was worshipped here and a huge temple was built in her honor. The Library of Celsus (a Roman governor) held 12,000 scrolls and was the third largest library in the ancient world after Alexandria and Pergamum. The library was built to look larger than it was by making the facade convex and making the middle column larger than those at the ends.  Cool.

Nike, goddess of Victory. See the swoosh left center.

Library facade.

I love this archiecture.

The social spot in the city, where you'd come to shoot the shit with friends.

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