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Old Apr 9, 2010, 9:35 AM   #11
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Who ever could have thought that they were able to construct such intricate and beautiful buildings so many years ago - and without the use of modern laser-technology!

It really gives you something to think about the evolution of man, when one sees this.

# 1 is so impressive and gives a great view of it all! So high a fassade? There must have been at least 3 floors behind that one, if not more. Or maybe they just loved lofty rooms in those days? The arrangemet of pillars (collumns) is intricate and is distributing the weight perfectly.


They are all impressive, both photograpycally and historical, but # 4 - The terrace house is overwhelming in its detailes of the in-laid floors and so interesting to be able to study some of the construction-methods as well.


Just out of curiosity, bahadir - what lens did you use to photograph # 4 for instance. I can see no lens-distortion, but you must have used a wideangle there? Or are those portrait-style panoramas?

Anyway - well done my friend, and thank you for this interesting trip!
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Old Apr 12, 2010, 2:13 AM   #12
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Who ever could have thought that they were able to construct such intricate and beautiful buildings so many years ago - and without the use of modern laser-technology!
It really gives you something to think about the evolution of man, when one sees this.
# 1 is so impressive and gives a great view of it all! So high a fassade? There must have been at least 3 floors behind that one, if not more. Or maybe they just loved lofty rooms in those days? The arrangemet of pillars (collumns) is intricate and is distributing the weight perfectly.
They are all impressive, both photograpycally and historical, but # 4 - The terrace house is overwhelming in its detailes of the in-laid floors and so interesting to be able to study some of the construction-methods as well.
Just out of curiosity, bahadir - what lens did you use to photograph # 4 for instance. I can see no lens-distortion, but you must have used a wideangle there? Or are those portrait-style panoramas?
Anyway - well done my friend, and thank you for this interesting trip!
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I must safely praise your degree of sensitivity and visual literacy my friend ; ) Considering the comments so far I can’t help but imagine how great it would be to be able to arrange a photographic workshop in the area with the fellow members from Steve’s
Matching your good observation, the facade was, indeed, backed by a three storey edifice. And regarding your justifiable admiration for Roman architecture; actually, Romans constructed public buildings of unconceivable dimensions and elaboration as well as apartment blocks as dwellings for their cities, three of which had reached a population of one million! And they, evident in Vergil’s masterpiece Aeneis, believed they descended from Troy ’’A Ceaser will be born from the beautiful seed of Troy….His kingdom will reach to the Ocean shores and his fame to the stars.’’ left great works in Anatolia which shaped my imagination as a child!!
As for the lens, I shot all these pictures with my good old Sigma 17-70 I purchased with my camera rejecting the kit lens! The picture you refer to was shot with the 17mm wide end of it.

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Wow! What a great series. I'll probably never get a chance to personally visit Ephesus but, thanks to this series, I can say I "saw" it! Many thanks!
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Old Apr 13, 2010, 12:05 PM   #14
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Wow! What a great series. I'll probably never get a chance to personally visit Ephesus but, thanks to this series, I can say I "saw" it! Many thanks!
I am so happy to be able to convey just a glimpse from what I saw. Thank you for your kind feedback.
The site takes half a day to wander, and the impression seem to take a lifetime to carry indeed...So, I really wish you do it someday dear mate : )
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These are really great pics. I happen to have just read a chapter from the book, "How Rome Fell" (2009) by Adrian Goldsworthy, which said that after Rome fell, "The better part of seven centuries would pass before Norman cathedrals would match in scale the basilicas of Roman cities or the headquarters buildings of legionary fortresses."

The impression I get (I haven't yet finished the book so I could be wrong) is that for all the "wickedness, greed, and corruption of Roman society", when Rome eventually fell, progress in Europe -- technologically, artistically, politically, culturally, etc. -- stalled big time and not until the Renaissance about nine centuries later would Europe rebound.

Your pictures help me a lot in understanding all this. I can see from your pics how dark the Dark Ages truly were. Thanks for posting the pics of ancient sites and accompanying information!
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Old Apr 16, 2010, 2:53 AM   #16
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@ vvcarpio: Happy to read your heartfelt words of appreciation.
I certainly believe any reading on Roman history will shed light on 'today', since ,though the empire itself may have fallen, we're still living in a world shaped by them regarding some institutions either military or civil, politics, law, etc.
As for architecture, it was only after 1300 years that one of the pioneers of Renaissance architecture, Bruneleschi, was able to make a dome matching (even surpassing) the scale that of Pantheon after studying the Roman edifices with his fellow artists as founders of early renaissance. Actually, there's much truth in the saying 'we have dug this art from under the earth...' by the renowned renaissance architect Leonbattista Alberti.
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Awesome series, very beautiful photos.
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Old Apr 19, 2010, 5:05 AM   #18
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Thank you sooo much for the feedback Happy to hear from you after quite a while!
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These images are amazing in conveying the awesome and magnificent feeling one gets while being there.
Thanks for sharing a time past in the present.
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These images are amazing in conveying the awesome and magnificent feeling one gets while being there.
Thanks for sharing a time past in the present.
It is such heartfelt feedbacks from visually thinking capable mates here which enhance them : )
Oh, btw, startling to think the past often changes while the the future is there!!
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