Field Trip #1 – Turkey

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July 21, 2013 by travelingsole

We’ve been learning our way around the city. We have been many places so far here. We take the metro or bus most days. And that is supplemented by lots and lots of walking.

The globe

The globe with the castle in the back ground

 

View from the castle

View from the castle – red roofed houses is where Biblical Smyrna was

We’ve gone on several field trips, here’s one.

We visited ancient Smyrna. It’s only the bottom foot of what the city was before. You can see the outline of the houses, temples, and streets. It makes you stop and wonder who all walked those streets thousands of years ago.

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There was the Agora, it’s the ancient ruins of a marketplace. Below ground we toured the cistern and above ground we could see the pillars. One of the amazing things about this country is the ruins. Even more amazing that there are many more ruins below that haven’t been discovered.

View from the cistern below

View from the cistern below

 

Ramon enjoying the spring at the Agora

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We got to walk on an ancient Roman road

Chariot ruts on an ancient roman road

Chariot ruts on an ancient roman road

Zaphira loves Brian

Zaphira loves Brian

We also went to the castle at the crown of the city.

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Beautiful Kurdish wares

Beautiful Kurdish wares

A few more kid pictures….

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Zemmi and Zaphira

Zemmi and Zaphira

Chad getting his feet wet too.

Chad getting his feet wet too.

making carpets

making carpets

 

 

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One thought on “Field Trip #1 – Turkey

  1. Enjoy to the fullest!

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