Travel – Ephesus and Kusadasi, Turkey


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Splendour of the Seas in the harbour of Kusadasi,

Turkey. This is a great place to explore the ancient ruins

of the library and Greko Roman theatre of

Ephesus and the House of the Virgin Mary.

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Travel Tip: Go early in the morning before it gets

too hot  and crowded.  Choose a tour

that drops you off up above the ruins

so you can meander down through them and

back to the shady markets where all the tour buses park.

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Some of the ruins of Ephesus in black and white.

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Some well preserved ruins in Turkey (in Sepia)

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The statue of Nike in Sepia at Ephesus.

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The Sea of people flowing down through the ruins

of the colonnaded Arcadian way.

We were really surprised to find such crowds,

it reminds me of summer in Venice…

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Celsus library at Ephesus Kusadasi, Turkey.

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Repairs of one of the ruins…

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A stone carving in black & white

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A carved archway at Ephesus.

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Beautiful and intricate mosaics in Sepia at Epheus on the Aegean Coast.

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Celsus library at the bottom of the colonnaded Arcadian way, Ephesus, Turkey.

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A close up of the library of Celsus, Turkey.

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It was astounding to see public toilets that

have been built from stone

way back in the Greko – Roman period.

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What an amazingly cool cat, to sit happily amongst all

these tourists. Our Australian cats are such

shy creatures in comparison.

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The Theatre / Arena at Ephesus in a semi desaturated

Black & White.

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This photograph was taken from the highest steps of the

theatre – it give you a great perspective…I have added

a digital effect to this photo, to see it just click on the image.

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Some of the magnificent hand made silk rugs for sale in Turkey…

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This machine shows how the silk is un ravelled from the

cocoon of the humble silk worm to be transformed

into works of art.

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A street scene towards evening in Kusadasi, I wish we

could have stayed longer here. The locals have

excellent english so they can joke around and

have fun with you while battering…

Turkey was also deserves a special mention

as one of the cleanest

and most welcoming country’s.

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Colourful lanterns in Kusadasi.

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A colourful indoor/outdoor restaurant.

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A fisherman in Kusadasi’s harbour

in black & white & colour.

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I’m guessing this fisherman is unhooking his boat from

the rear morning so he can go fishing at sunset.

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Back to the mother ship (excuse the pun)

Splendour of the Seas a Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship.

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This blue tug boat has a water colour effect on it

(to see the effect click on the image).

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The Orient Queen cruise ship leaving Kusadasi.

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Bird Island in Kusadasi harbour Turkey at sunset as we leave….

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A long exposure shot of a ship at night with some digital art.

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Another long exposure shot of Kusadasi harbour at night.

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at the top of the page.

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Photographs are copyright Janette Larobina 2006-2009

Images are available for sale and licensing

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One Response to “Travel – Ephesus and Kusadasi, Turkey”

  1. Great photos you have taken Bruce and I really enjoyed looking at them they bought back many memories. Safe trip home. We are still in Patong DENTIST TIME HAS COME.

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