Ephesus, Kusadasi, Turkey, Photos
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Ephesus,once a seaport is now 6 miles away from the sea. The Ancient City of Ephesus was built 4 times in its history. The Celsus Library in Ephesus was the third largest library in the ancient world with capacity of 12,000 scrolls. Larger ancient Libraries were located in Alexandria and Pergamum. The facade of Celsus Library has 2 stories, but the interior facade has 3 stories because of original architecture. Women statues on Celsus stand for knowledge, virtue, fate and wisdom. The ruins at Ephesus are from the Roman and early Christian era and are extensive and well preserved. It is easy to imagine the daily interactions of the 250,000 people who used to live there. The Arcadian Way was the main street and the amphitheater held over24,000 people. The Temple of Hadrian, Celsus Library, Marble Way, and the Fountain of Trajan are in very good condition. Famous tourists include Cleopatra who spent the winter of the year 188 in Ephesus together with Antonius also known as Mark Anthony.
Kusadasi is one of the most popular seaside resorts in Turkey, attracting a large number of tourists each year. It has a population of approximately 50,000. Kusadasi means "bird island", a name derived from the small island of Guvercin Adasi (Pigeon Island) which is now connected to the city by a causeway. Guvercin Adasi is home to a famous defensive castle built in the 16th century to protect against enemy attack,a monument that can easily be seen from the harbor. Images of this castle are featured during sunset, daytime and at night. The Kaleici Mosque minaret can be seen in the image with the large Turkish Flag. Many of the sunset and night images were captured off the decks of the Azamara Journey.