I’ve arrived home safely and have finally uploaded some photos of my trip. Here you are: Istanbul, the Greek Ruins, Konya, Cappadocia, and Ankara!
The sunset on our first night at Istanbul. Notice the Turkish crescent in the dusk sky.
The ancient city of Pergamum, a strong Anatolian kingdom located in northwestern Anatolia.
The magnificent ruins of Ephesus, a city central to Christian and Roman history. This theater held approximately 25,000 people.
The city of Konya in central Anatolia.
More of Konya.
The dry, carved landscape of Cappadocia.
In one of the cave churches of Goreme in Cappadocia. Here you can see the newer, plaster and paint frescos from the 11th century peeling to reveal older 9th century cruder paintings.
The caves of Avanos, which were inhabited until the 1950s. We explored those caves on the guidance of a young local who brought us on a fantastic tour of the high rocks, which gave us this beautiful view of the sunset….
And finally, the main mosque in Ankara.
Much, much more to come.