Our last day before returning to Istanbul was a lot of driving and two interesting stops: Pergamon and Troy. The Acropolis is usually associated with Athens, Greece, but Pergamon also has a’high city’ where the ruling class lived on a mountaintop above the common people. This is the Pergamon which
Ephesus is amazing! Everyone I have talked to who has been here told me that. Visiting Ephesus today was even better than I anticipated. Imagine a theater seating 23,000 which still requires no amplification to hear someone speaking on stage when you are in the upper reaches of the theater.
Today we saw natural beauty and visited Biblical sites. The travertine terraces at Hierapolis are a natural wonder that has attracted people for millennia seeking healing and relaxation in its warm geothermal waters. Both those terraces and the Greco-Roman theatre there are pictured above. Not far from that theatre is the site
Our pilgrimage covered a lot of miles this day as we moved West. The regions varied from flat fertile farmland to snow capped mountains. Turkey is a gorgeous country. The pictures above include Antioch Pisidia where Paul and Barnabas worked on a mission journey. Read about it in Acts 13. The Bible
Cappodocia is a magical place. What you do not see in these pictures are the insides of the homes and churches carved into these rock formations. Did you know that 60 percent of the places named in the Bible are in modern day Turkey? These coming days we will be visiting