Pictures!

The ubiquitous anchovy, here served with guacamole and mango chutney. The beach at Manilva.  Our guide at ancient Carteia. A street in Seville.  An impromptu brass band playing in a square in Seville. The entrance to the Seville cathedral.  One of the main squares in Malaga.  Awesome bronze letters and punctuation marks from the Malaga museum.  The Malaga cathedral.  A funny sign at a beachside cafe.  Another beachside cafe – a lot of southern Spanish beach towns are full of British tourists.  A bowl of salmorejo. Do they still sell donuts?!The Plaza de España. Part of the collection of antiquities at the Casa de Pilatos.  The courtyard at the Casa de Pilatos.  A detail of the tile work at the Casa de Pilatos.  One of the gardens at the Casa de Pilatos. Another view of a garden at the Casa de Pilatos. 

I still have some experimenting to do with the whole posting photos thing (I’d like to figure out how to get them to automatically sort in chronological order…), but here are some to glance at for now!

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Pictures!!

Hey friends!  We’re taking our time leaving Cartagena this morning, which means I had time to upload all my pictures from yesterday!  So check out my Flickr page -https://www.flickr.com/photos/ploykeener

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Here are some shots of Hierapolis and Istanbul:

Bathers in the Antique Pool

Bathers in the Antique Pool

Columns in the Antique Pool

Columns in the Antique Pool

Another tomb at Hierapolis

Another tomb at Hierapolis

the view from the tombs at Hierapolis

the view from the tombs at Hierapolis

tombs!  at Hierapolis

tombs! at Hierapolis

A close up of the scaenae frons at the theater in Hierapolis

A close up of the scaenae frons at the theater in Hierapolis

The theater at Hierapolis

The theater at Hierapolis

Chris enjoying one of the pools at Pamukkale

Chris enjoying one of the pools at Pamukkale

The travertines at Pamukkale

The travertines at Pamukkale

The travertines at Pamukkale

The travertines at Pamukkale

Chris at Pamukkale

Chris at Pamukkale

The travertines at Pamukkale

The travertines at Pamukkale

Ceramics in the tile museum

Ceramics in the tile museum

Beautiful tile work in the museum

Beautiful tile work in the museum

The Aya Sophia

The Aya Sophia

Inside the Aya Sophia

Inside the Aya Sophia

Inside the Aya Sophia

Inside the Aya Sophia

A mosaic in the Aya Sophia

A mosaic in the Aya Sophia

A mosaic in the Aya Sophia

A mosaic in the Aya Sophia

The Blue Mosque

The Blue Mosque

A mosaic in the Blue Mosque

A mosaic in the Blue Mosque

Detail of tile work in the Blue Mosque

Detail of tile work in the Blue Mosque

Close up of the exterior of the Blue Mosque

Close up of the exterior of the Blue Mosque

Inside the Blue Mosque

Inside the Blue Mosque

Inside the Blue Mosque

Inside the Blue Mosque

Inside the Blue Mosque

Inside the Blue Mosque

Inside a "kiosk" of the Topkapi Palace

Inside a “kiosk” of the Topkapi Palace

View of Istanbul across the Golden Horn

View of Istanbul across the Golden Horn

Mosaic from the Chora Church

Mosaic from the Chora Church

St. Peter mosaic from the Chora Church

St. Peter mosaic from the Chora Church

Fresco of Jesus resurrecting Adam and Eve in the Chora Church

Fresco of Jesus resurrecting Adam and Eve in the Chora Church

Kitten!  One of many...

Kitten! One of many…

Check in soon for the last post of the summer…

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Some snaps of Ephesus and Selcuk:

I'm all geared up and ready to go!

I’m all geared up and ready to go!

Look what we found near the entrance!

Look what we found near the entrance!

The odeon, or small theater, used for musical contest and speeches.

The odeon, or small theater, used for musical contest and speeches.

A pretty decorative spiral

A pretty decorative spiral

"Divi", seen in a pile of stones

“Divi”, seen in a pile of stones

The Monument of Memmius, arranged in the "Cubistic modern architectural collage," according to the sign.

The Monument of Memmius, arranged in the “Cubistic modern architectural collage,” according to the sign.

The Hercules Gate - and some nice Late Antique derp going on.

The Hercules Gate – and some nice Late Antique derp going on.

Inscription

Inscription

The Library of Celsus, with the gates to the Lower Agora to the right

The Library of Celsus, with the gates to the Lower Agora to the right

We're so excited!

We’re so excited!

Another of the Library

Another of the Library

up, up, up in to the Library

up, up, up in to the Library

Wall paintings in one of the Terrace Houses - these ladies are the Muses

Wall paintings in one of the Terrace Houses – these ladies are the Muses

Looking down into a basin the emptied into a cistern

Looking down into a basin the emptied into a cistern, in the Terrace Houses

Mosaic (sorry it's upside down)

Mosaic (sorry it’s upside down)

Spolia used as paving stones in a basilica for St. Mary on the edge of the site

Spolia used as paving stones in a basilica for St. Mary on the edge of the site

The entrance to the fortress and basilica of St John in Selcuk.

The entrance to the fortress and basilica of St John in Selcuk – notice the spolia (column drums, friezes) used in the wall…

Christian capital, from the basilica of St. John

Christian capital, from the basilica of St. John

The walls of the fortress

The walls of the fortress

The tiny basilica-turned-cistern inside the fortress where St. John supposedly wrote his Gospel.

The tiny basilica-turned-cistern inside the fortress where St. John supposedly wrote his Gospel.

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A random assortment:

The Caryatids from the south porch of the Erechtheion (now in the Acropolis Museum)

The Caryatids from the south porch of the Erechtheion (now in the Acropolis Museum)

Nike adjusting her sandal - from the Temple of Athena Nike

Nike adjusting her sandal – from the Temple of Athena Nike

Roman statue of Venus - from the National Archaeological Museum

Roman statue of Venus – from the National Archaeological Museum

Creepy marble statue from the Antikythera shipwreck - marble doesn't do too well underwater for 2,000 years

Creepy marble statue from the Antikythera shipwreck – marble doesn’t do too well underwater for 2,000 years

ZEUS!  I love this bronze statue - from the National Archaeological Museum

ZEUS! I love this bronze statue – from the National Archaeological Museum

The Olympieion

The Olympieion

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Part of the fortifications on Acrocorinth

Part of the fortifications on Acrocorinth

The temple of Apollo in Corinth with Acrocorinth in the background

The temple of Apollo in Corinth with Acrocorinth in the background

The fountain of Peirene at Corinth

The fountain of Peirene at Corinth

The Bourtzi at Nauplion

The Bourtzi at Nauplion

The theater at Epidaurus

The theater at Epidaurus

The Lion Gate of Mycenae

The Lion Gate of Mycenae

Part of the fortifications of Mistra

Part of the fortifications of Mistra

The courtyard of the active church at Mistra

The courtyard of the active church at Mistra

Looking back up the mountain at Mistra

Looking back up the mountain at Mistra

Methoni

Methoni

A church inside the fortress of Methoni

A church inside the fortress of Methoni

The temple of Zeus at Olympia

The temple of Zeus at Olympia

The sculpture from the pediment of the temple of Zeus at Olympia

The sculpture from the pediment of the temple of Zeus at Olympia