Sunday, March 04, 2007

Temple of Artemis near Ephesus

Another recent holiday photo.
This was once viewed as one of the seven wonders of the world. Difficult to see now, but the Temple of Artemis still has a majestical spirit even if the stones have largely gone.

We were the only visitors at this site on the February day we saw it. When a Turkish gypsy approached to sell guidebooks, I decided a change of nationality would be wise. English are too easy and "nice" as targets for sellers so I answered "Russki" to his question of where I was from. I thought this had put him off as he disappeared only to see him reappear moments later with a Russian language guidebook ! A retreat to the car was in order shortly afterwards !

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