Sunday, December 25, 2011

Turkey - 8

Hi, This post covers only our visit to Aphrodisias, once a Greek and then Roman city.  The Greeks established it to honor their goddess of love, Aphrodite.  There is a small museum on site which was our first stop.  We found the sculptures in the museums we visited amazing for their detail.

Here is the main gate to the city.

I thought this fluted column was interesting and tried to capture the pattern.

I believe this is the remains of the baths.

Time and earthquakes have left some interesting stonework.  This is a precarious balancing act.

Market street was very long.  This view looks along the street,

while this view looks down on it.

The stadium would have seated almost 30,000 spectators.  It is the largest stadium in the Mediterranean area and the best preserved anywhere.

I hope you enjoyed the photos.  Thank you for looking.

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