Friday, September 19, 2008

the fountain

Fountain of Trajan, Ephesus Ancient City
The fountain, named after the Emperor Trajan is located on the right side of Curetes Street.


Saretta said...

Beautiful temple and clouds. Is this in Izmir?

Diederick Wijmans said...

What a beautiful temple which comes out so well in colour.
Enjoy your weekend, Selim!!

Julie said...

Yes, I think this one did need the colour. However, now I like them both: yesterday and today.

This has so many interesting parts to look at: the towering clouds hug everything else. I like the couple sitting on the slope as it gives me some idea of our mortality. The temple has lasted for what - a thousand years? The natural world goes on forever. Yet individual people last less than 100 years.

Thank you for this, Selim. The two go well together.

Kris McCracken said...

I am a fan of Trajan. His forum is my favourite spot in Rome, and it's good to see his name far and wide!

İlknur said...

when i look at your photos, i feel so affected that, i hardly believe that we live in the same city, see the same things..
they're all so beatiful, congratulations!

Suzanne said...

I love these beautiful old buildings/ruins. Great photos as always.

Ann said...

Ephesus - I remember visiting 30 or so years ago and being blown away by the size of the place, and at that time I think they had only uncovered about 30% of it. How much have they uncovered now? Turkey is such an historically rich country - and beautiful.

monoblog said...

Thanks Saretta, Ephesus is close to the town of Selcuk about an hour drive away from Izmir.

Thank you Diederick.

Julie, thanks for your wonderful interpretation...

Thanks for the feedback Kris.

Çok çok teşekkür ederim İlknur!

Suzanne, thank you so much.

Ann, as far as I read, experts estimate that only 25 percent of the total potential discoveries from the site have been found so far, and that a mere 15 percent of the Ephesus site had been brought into the sunlight.