Last time I visited Ephesus was 20 years ago . It was a rather cold February day, and I had a wonderful experience there. I heard the sound of silence for the first time in my life. I was sitting on an old stone and there was not a single soul around and there was absolutely no noise...No bugs singing, no birds flying, no wind blowing, no distant traffic noise, absolutely nothing. It was kind of scary at the first moments, but such peace afterwards.. Since that day I did not hear the sound of silence again..
Well, last week when we were there, it was the total opposite of my experince of 20 years ago. It was very hot, very crowded and so much noise..I think all these considered normal as Ephesus is one of the most visited archaeological sites in Turkey.
I will not give you many historical details about the town but just keep in mind that it was the capital city of Asia Minor during the Roman period and it was one of the richest city of its time.. One of the seven wonders of the world Artemis Temple was a product of this city and the very first bank in the world established in this city.. So please walk with me in the lovely streets of this ancient city.
Library of Celsus who once was the house of 12.000 books.Hadrian Temple..Goddess Kybele is still watching you..Goddess Nike.. Dont mix her with your sport shoes..And finally two very tired traveller who was posing in the theatre just before rushing to the A/C of their car..