Photos from the Turkish leg of our trip — June 16th–24th. We spent time in Istanbul and visiting archeological sites in Southwestern Turkey.

  • Pergamon
  • View from Pergamon
  • Pergamon temple of Trajan
      • Looking down on a Reservoir
      • Thistle
      • Happy Beetle
      • Great Theater
        • At the top of the Theatre
        • Town below
        • Foundation of the Alter of Zeus
        • The wall remains but not the roof
        • Axklepion, the world’s first full service health clinic
        • This is the origin of the Symbol of Medicine
        • Çiçek & Barbara at Axklepion
        • Drs. shouted out your cures from above as you walked through the tunnel in an induced trance. What you remembered at the end, was your remedy.
        • Temple of Athena & Theater
        • Izmir promanade
        • Sunset in Izmir
        • Horse drawn Carriage
        • House of the Blessed Virgin
        • Figs
        • Approaching Ephesus
        • Street of the Curetes in Ephesus, once a city of 250,000 inhabitants in Roman times
        • Reconstructed temple
        • Ancient Backgammon game scratched in the marble
        • Archway to the past
        • Trajan Fountain
        • Reconstructed arch
        • Barbara and her Nikes next to the original Nyke
        • Random column
        • Medusa from the Temple of Hadrian
        • Villa ruins
        • Mosaic floor from a villa
        • Bath with Caudarium, Tepidarium, Fridigidarium
        • Public Latrine along the wall with entertainment in the center
        • Warmed up by a slave
        • The street of Curetes
        • Library of Celsus
        • Barbara and Çelcuk in front of the Library
        • We made it!
        • Library closer
        • Details of the library
        • Greek statue in a plinth
        • Plain back of the wall. The books had been sent to Alexandria as a gift to Cleopatra, then were destroyed when the library there was demolished by a radical pharoah—setting back civilization 500 to 1000 years.
        • Arcadian Way; once lined with shops and covered archways
        • Grand Theater holds 25,000 w/Mt. Pion behind it
        • Stage of the Grand Theater, completed by Trajan in the 2nd Century AD