Day Eight Selcuk Turkey

November 23, 2012  •  Leave a Comment

Today I was back in Ephesus (Selcuk) and visited Mary's house, Saint John's Basilica and the Selcuk Castle that stands proudly high about the city.

Here is the traditional location of Mary's house in what was on the outskirts of ancient Ephesus.

There were no photographs allowed in this building so I put on a long lens and shot from the outside into Mary's home.

 

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Saint John's Basilica, Selcuk/Ephesus, Turkey

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Here you can see the baptismal area of the church. One would walk in one end, get baptized and then walk out the other.

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Here is where the tomb of Saint John was located.

 

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Don't ask how I got this shot, but this area was locked and this fresco was behind plexiglass.

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The Selcuk Castle

I was fortunate to get into the castle to take photos as it has been closed to the public for 20 years... Can anyone say pole vault?  Or how about catapult? Or how about someone with a key?

Inside there are ruins that have changed religious hands several times... 


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