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Kinda sick?

Breaking news alert – I’ve got a scratchy and slightly phlegmy throat and it’s the end of the world.   Alright, it’s not really and I hope I’m close to being better soon.  Larry has had a cough for like the last 4 weeks and I think it’s finally going away too.  NOW THAT YOU’RE ALL CAUGHT UP, what should I write about?

Black Mirror?

I’d say I’ve enjoyed the few episodes I’ve seen of this season.  I liked “USS McAllister” a lot, and we just watched “Crocodile” last night and that was some fucked-up shit.  The “Hang the DJ” episode was actually very enjoyable and had a surprising twist, although I read some takes online that indicated that the very end kind of is a bleak way to see things.

Ancient Wonders of the World?

I listened to a 2-part podcast yesterday that was about the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and it was pretty fascinating.  I’ve known about many of these especially because of the Civilization and Rise of Nations games, in which you get to build Wonders.  The Assassins Creed games have been sometimes useful to see these wonders – especially in Origins, which has not only the Great Pyramid of Giza but also the Lighthouse at Alexandria.  I hadn’t remembered this, but Larry & I had actually seen some of the remnants of The Temple of Artemis at Ephesus when we were there for our 2011 cruise:

I still can’t believe how unbearably hot it was in Turkey when we were there.   And look at how ridiculously crowded it was!!!!!  Still worth it to have visited these places.  Hearing about some of the other Wonders does make you think on what some of them actually looked like – as we only have some written accounts for some of them, like the Colossus of Rhodes and the Status of Zeus in Olympia.  Okay, I digress.

I’ve got not much else to say today and am ready to eat some delicious pot roast.

Ancient Ephesus (2011 Trip) pics!

September 5, 2011 – Ancient Ephesus (and Kusadasi)

I uploaded pics I took while Larry & I were in the amazing and ancient city of Ephesus during our fantastic Mediterranean cruise.  That was a particularly hot day on the vacation and the excavation site at Ephesus was MOBBED with people.  We weren’t about to not go on an excursion though, and it was fascinating to hear the history of this place as our tour guide walked us through the ancient ruins.  Of course, having just been to Rome and Athens, places that are the kings of ruins, you begin to get jaded.  It’s like when you go to art museum after art museum on a vacation – like what happened when traveling with Jason & Wendy so many years ago – you just get tired of art.  Tired, I say!

The Ancient City of Ephesus, Turkey

The lovely view of Kusadasi
The lovely view of Kusadasi05-Sep-2011 09:32, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 500 HS, 2.8, 4.3mm, 0.001 sec, ISO 125
05-Sep-2011 10:58, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 500 HS, 2.0, 4.3mm, 0.017 sec, ISO 500
The dock at Kusadasi
The dock at Kusadasi05-Sep-2011 10:59, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 500 HS, 2.0, 4.3mm, 0.001 sec, ISO 100
 
Gorgeous view of Kusadasi as we drove the coast route to Ephesus
Gorgeous view of Kusadasi as we drove the coast route to Ephesus05-Sep-2011 11:15, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 500 HS, 2.8, 4.3mm, 0.001 sec, ISO 100
The entrance to Ephesus
The entrance to Ephesus05-Sep-2011 11:39, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 500 HS, 2.8, 4.3mm, 0.002 sec, ISO 100
An ancient Greek city with significant remaining ruins
An ancient Greek city with significant remaining ruins05-Sep-2011 11:40, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 500 HS, 3.5, 7.152mm, 0.003 sec, ISO 100
 
Very little remains, but that's because Ephesus is from 600 BC
Very little remains, but that's because Ephesus is from 600 BC05-Sep-2011 11:42, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 500 HS, 2.8, 4.3mm, 0.002 sec, ISO 100
It is situated in what is known as Asia Minor
It is situated in what is known as Asia Minor05-Sep-2011 11:42, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 500 HS, 2.8, 4.3mm, 0.002 sec, ISO 125
The ruins of an amphitheater
The ruins of an amphitheater05-Sep-2011 11:42, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 500 HS, 2.0, 4.3mm, 0.001 sec, ISO 100
 
05-Sep-2011 11:44, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 500 HS, 2.8, 4.3mm, 0.002 sec, ISO 100
It was really hot that day, and crowded
It was really hot that day, and crowded05-Sep-2011 11:45, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 500 HS, 2.0, 4.3mm, 0.001 sec, ISO 125
Different styles of columns
Different styles of columns05-Sep-2011 11:45, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 500 HS, 5.0, 15.225mm, 0.001 sec, ISO 100
 
It also became a Roman city, and at one time along the coast
It also became a Roman city, and at one time along the coast05-Sep-2011 11:46, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 500 HS, 2.8, 5.831mm, 0.002 sec, ISO 100
Since then, the sealine changed and now it's 7 miles inland
Since then, the sealine changed and now it's 7 miles inland05-Sep-2011 11:49, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 500 HS, 2.8, 4.3mm, 0.002 sec, ISO 100
The area looks a lot like Southern California
The area looks a lot like Southern California05-Sep-2011 11:50, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 500 HS, 2.8, 4.3mm, 0.003 sec, ISO 100
 

Lunch in Kusadasi & Evening Departure

Back in Kusadasi, we found a great cafe for lunch and Turkish beer
Back in Kusadasi, we found a great cafe for lunch and Turkish beer05-Sep-2011 14:07, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 500 HS, 2.8, 4.3mm, 0.017 sec, ISO 200
Some hummus
Some hummus05-Sep-2011 14:10, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 500 HS, 2.8, 4.3mm, 0.025 sec, ISO 100
A delicious doner kebab plate
A delicious doner kebab plate05-Sep-2011 14:16, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 500 HS, 2.8, 4.3mm, 0.025 sec, ISO 160
 
The port town of Kusadasi, full of vendors
The port town of Kusadasi, full of vendors05-Sep-2011 15:11, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 500 HS, 2.8, 4.3mm, 0.002 sec, ISO 100
Pigeon Island, a castle fortress on a peninsula
Pigeon Island, a castle fortress on a peninsula05-Sep-2011 15:20, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 500 HS, 4.5, 8.924mm, 0.001 sec, ISO 100
Our mammoth ship, the Equinox
Our mammoth ship, the Equinox05-Sep-2011 15:27, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 500 HS, 3.5, 4.3mm, 0.001 sec, ISO 200
 
05-Sep-2011 15:27, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 500 HS, 2.8, 4.3mm, 0.001 sec, ISO 125
Larry on our deck
Larry on our deck05-Sep-2011 19:29, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 500 HS, 2.8, 4.3mm, 0.017 sec, ISO 250
Our view of Kusadasi from the room
Our view of Kusadasi from the room05-Sep-2011 19:30, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 500 HS, 2.8, 4.3mm, 0.02 sec, ISO 100
 
The sunset begins
The sunset begins05-Sep-2011 19:30, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 500 HS, 2.8, 4.3mm, 0.01 sec, ISO 200
05-Sep-2011 19:31, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 500 HS, 2.8, 4.3mm, 0.025 sec, ISO 160
Three ships were docked all in a row and we could see right to this pool deck
Three ships were docked all in a row and we could see right to this pool deck05-Sep-2011 19:41, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 500 HS, 2.8, 4.3mm, 0.033 sec, ISO 400
 
05-Sep-2011 19:41, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 500 HS, 2.5, 4.3mm, 0.033 sec, ISO 200
The sunset continues
The sunset continues05-Sep-2011 19:42, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 500 HS, 2.8, 4.3mm, 0.02 sec, ISO 125
Ah, cruising
Ah, cruising05-Sep-2011 19:44, Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 500 HS, 2.8, 4.3mm, 0.02 sec, ISO 160
 

2011 Mediterranean Trip Pics Index