Sunday, June 23, 2013

Pics or it Didn't Happen...

Oh but it did! I promised you all some pictures from my trip to Turkey and I shall deliver! It really was an amazing experience and all the places we went were so cool and so beautiful. Its a great country to visit really I highly recommend anyone to visit Turkey at least once.

This is the biggest mosque in Ankara (Turkey's capital city). There's a full-blow supermarket underneath it was crazy.

The beautiful view from the ancient city of Hattusas.

I'm clearly a Hittite warrior.

100% natural calcium rock formation at Pamukkale.

The amphitheater at Hierapolis. This entire structure was buried until archaeologists discovered it and dug it up.

The beautiful ancient city of Ephesus <3

The library of Ephesus; the second greatest library of the ancient world.

The ancient city of Troy!!

The Trojan Horse from the movie, Troy :P

Inside of a caravan where silk road merchants would stay for the night. Tell me I'm not the only one who thought of Moria.

On top of what I believe was a church in the center of the caravan.

Christian place of isolation carve into the rock in Cappadocia.

Famous faerie chimneys of Cappadocia.

The Blue Mosque in Istanbul!

Inside the Blue Mosque :)

The Aya Sofia - originally a Christian church and then converted into a mosque. It is now a museum.

Inside the Aya Sofia. This was one of my favorite sites of the trip. Since it was a mosque converted from a church, it is decorated with a mix of Christian and Muslim tradition and the two come together so beautifully. I can only imagine how different our world might look if the people of the two faiths could do the same.

I took over 1000 pictures on this trip so I've only shared a few high lights. It really was amazing and I had never been out of the country before so it was so exciting for me to get out and do something like that.

I'm working on returning to a normal blog schedule I just haven't decided what exactly that schedule will be so stay tuned!

1 comment:

  1. Those are some great photos! It looks like you had a great trip and saw some cool things! That one picture does look like Moria - I'm with you there! I like the one of the library in Ephesus - very cool. :)