Friday, 30 October 2015

November Sojourn


The Celsus Library at Ephesus built between A.D. 100 and 110 by Gaius Iulius Aquila for his father, the senator Tiberius Iulius Celsus Polemaeanus.
Now that November is almost here it's time for us to take our leave. We look forward to renewing our acquaintance with one of the great cities of the world. Like Alexander the Great before us, our travels will then take us to a place known from Classical sources as Asia Minor - the setting for a legend described in Homer's Iliad and the scene of a ten year long war. We shall visit a recently excavated ancient city where the last of St.John, the Apostle, sent is seventh of the seven letters - Revelations lll: 14 - 22 which includes "Behold, I stand at the door and knock". 
I wonder if we will discover anymore surreal landscapes?

From past experience, November is a lovely month
  the sunshine helps foreshorten our British winter and
we have always enjoyed delicious food together with a gracious welcome


  1. I am jealous - enjoy your adventures and that sun. Looks glorious. x

  2. How exciting to see a recently excavated city, Rosemary. The Celsus Library looks wonderful too. I have always thought I'd love to visit Ephesus - perhaps it is the biblical connection. Bon voyage for an enjoyable trip in the November sunshine.

  3. Enjoy your travel. Look foward to seeing your photos upon return...
    Safe travels.

  4. How exciting Rosemary. I remember some of your fabulous photographs from your last visit to Ephesus and other parts of Turkey. I have only seen Ephesus once but it is still very real in my memory. Can't wait to see your photos upon your return. Have a great trip.

  5. Hello Rosemary, Have a wonderful trip. We will look forward to hearing about a new set of adventures when you return.

  6. Rosemary - have a fabulous visit. Istanbul is Bob's favorite place in the world, I loved it too when there a couple of years back. We visited Ephesus in drizzly, chilly rain, but I recall how amazing it was.

    Bon voyage - stay well and have a wonderful time in sunshine.
    Mary -

    PS. . . . . .BTW Rosemary, you mentioned your blogging friend in Caunes. My brother and SIL know her and her husband and in fact had them over for dinner not long before we visited! Small world isn't it?

  7. Have a nice trip, Rosemary. Look forward to hearing your souvenir talks and photos on your return.


  8. Stunning images steer to your vacation, - I wish you have a very nice holiday, and of course many photographs.

  9. Wishing you and your husband a wonderful time Rosemary! Enjoy!

    Madelief x

  10. Have a wonderful time, I know your will take us all on an amazing journey with you on your return! Sarah x

  11. Oh glorious pictures - I am sure I remember these from last year - yes? Be sure to enjoy all the wonderful ruins and interesting places and tell us all about it on your return. Bon voyage (not sure what the phrase is in Greek!)

  12. Just lovely! Have a great time there....

  13. several years ago we had the most magical dinner (by candlelight, of course) in front of the library at Ephesus with a stringed orchestra playing from the ruins. the highlight of our whole trip!!! hope you find magic in your trip!!!

  14. Enjoy your Turkish travels and like many of your other readers I will be waiting for the photographs.

    Ms Soup

  15. Dear Rosemary,
    How exciting!
    Have a wonderful and safe trip and I look forward to hearing about your trip and seeing photos when you return.

  16. Such beauty all around!
    Wishing you safe and wonderful travels,

  17. De los lugares que muestran sólo vio Pamukkale. Les deseo un maravilloso viaje y ver los lugares hermosos. Saludos.

  18. Dear Rosemry, enjoy your holiday! I am looking forward to your always so wonderful photos! Take care, and come back safe.

  19. You are going to visit amazing places, wish you a joyful journey !

  20. I love it when you travell, especially when you take us along.

  21. Wishing you wonderful travels and more new discoveries.
    The photos look amazing.
    We will have lots to read, when you return.
    Enjoy the warmer weather.
    val xxx

  22. Safe travels! I look forward to more wonderful photos and tales. The Great Dane and I often pull out the travel brochures and talk about a trip to Turkey. I will have to show him the posts you put up.

  23. I hope the break is a happy, restful break. I love Ephesus. Such a wonderful place. :)

  24. What a marvelous country; enjoy your vacation!

  25. Oh my goodness, what incredible photos!

  26. I've only visited Turkey once and somehow don't feel I did it justice. Sometimes, you have to bite the bullet and I think I should probably go on a tour and see several different regions in a "if it's Monday it must be Cappadocia" sort of way! Your photos are, as ever, magnificent.


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