169 Photos - May 27, 2014
Photo: Sarjita performing at the Ephesus parlimentPhoto: Sarjita at the Ephesus hospitalPhoto: main street of Ephesus, a road walked by Cleopatra et alPhoto: Inside a rich person dining at Ephesus. The marble veneers hanging on the wall were reassembled from fragments. these terrace houses were excavated in the last 10 years and were found to have amenties like heated floors!Photo: the library of Celsus, home to 1200 scrolls and big windows to bring in the lightPhoto: library of CelsusPhoto: a greek theatre converted to roman standardsPhoto: carpets are made one stitch at a timePhoto: I've always wanted a picture of a castlePhoto: Photo: a cemetery under the cemeteryPhoto: the baths at hieropolisPhoto: "cleopatra's pool" at pamukkale, it's filled by spring waterPhoto: calcium carbonate 10% of its way to becoming marblePhoto: the mineral heavy water evaporates leaving behind these crazy formationsPhoto: Photo: tour guide said, "when you see how well preserved it is, you will lose your control"Photo: the meeting place at prienne, it's square, so it's not as fancy as other citiesPhoto: 5 reconstructed columns from the temple of AthenaPhoto: Photo: Photo: front row VIP seats were served for, well, VIPsPhoto: Photo: temple of Apollo at Didyma, first temple built by paid workers, instead of slaves. naturally, this led to the first strike in historyPhoto: "was you aware of that:"Photo: the water at IzmirPhoto: the waiter essentially lured us in for some fresh orange juice and awesome view, i wasn't even madPhoto: ancient city walls of antalya still standPhoto: Photo: Photo: Sarjita invites to enter through Hadrian's GatePhoto: Umbrella street was made awesome by about 700 umbrellasPhoto: The theatre at Aspendos is currently being rennovated into an active venuePhoto: The naturally occurring, eternal camp fires at Mount ChimaeraPhoto: Photo: We kayaked to this beautiful bay, too bad it was a bit too cold for a swimPhoto: Photo: Photo: A new port was constructed away from the mainland to protect the families from random sailor. The remote port fell to an earthquake and created underwater ruinsPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: From inside a castle built by crusadersPhoto: Patara beach featured the first ever parliment for democratically elected officials, ever. The Lycian League was comprised of 23 city-states.Photo: Photo: walkway into the Saklikent GorgePhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Pond in front of the Dolmabace Palace, Turkey's answer to VersaillesPhoto: Wife behind tulipsPhoto: Aya SofiaPhoto: Interior of Aya Sofia, Christian art is being uncoveredPhoto: Mary and Jesus next to Allah. Also, tilt-shift got away from mePhoto: Islamic calligraphyPhoto: The mihrab was built into the wall to point to Mecca, which is 10 degrees off of centerPhoto: Photo: Who read Brown's Inferno?Photo: Photo: Photo: tulip gardens at Topkappi PalacePhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Blue mosque is blue on the insidePhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Sarjita in front of  a 700 year old Sycamore treePhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Inside blue MosquePhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Ceiling of Grand BazaarPhoto: Indians going into a Indian restaurant, can't blame themPhoto: Inside a cave in CappadociaPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: this didn't end as expectedPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Our cave hotel roomPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Flying really close to the hillsPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: on a hikePhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: underground cityPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: a whirling dervish is not  a basketball movePhoto: touristosity to the maxPhoto: "Oh, look at that adorable spice rack! Eight spices? Some must be doubles. Ore-GAH-no? What the hell?" - Marge SimpsonPhoto: Photo: First mosaics feature 3-D renderingsPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Contracts written in clay tablets!!Photo: ...looks dramaticPhoto: Photo: the much maligned hatPhoto: Photo: too many guys acting casual on a benchPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Nik's dopplegangerPhoto: Photo: the spread of mongols and TurksPhoto: Ottoman's featured the first military band. Today Turkish military band continues the tradition and plays for tourists dailyPhoto: Istiklal Avenue in Istanbul is always crowdedPhoto: Galata towerPhoto: composite of Aya Sophia from Galata towerPhoto: composite of Blue Mosque from Galata towerPhoto: sunset from Galata tower