Friday, 10 October 2014

In the footsteps of St Paul

On our holiday to Turkey, I was most looking forward to visiting the ancient biblical city of Ephesus.

One of the places St Paul visited on his missionary journeys, Ephesus is near the west coast of modern Turkey, and is believed to have been founded in the 10th Century BC.








                                      The main stadium - maybe where Paul preached from?















A bustling street - I tried to imagine that this was what it was like in biblical times.



 Archeological work is still going on...






 More bustling streets.












 Ephesian outdoor lavatories.
In the winter, these could get cold - people were paid to sit on them to warm them up before the "important" people used them.  Good money, apparently they made piles....
















It was a fantastic place - somewhere I was excited to see, and I wasn't dissapointed.

3 comments:

  1. Wow! I should love to stand on the spot where Paul preached. Perhaps some of the good preaching vibes would rub off...

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  2. Wow, that place is aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaamazing!x

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  3. I've visited 'Effes' twice and loved it both times; the immortality of such places are THE testament of humans xx

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