ANATOLIA 2010
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PHESOS 2

EPHESOS 1

EPHESOS 2

EPHESOS 3

The Artemision
One of the 7 World Wonders
and what is left of it


Symbol of renewal....

The stone on which I meditated

The St.John basilica. It is said that Mary spent her last years at Ephese with the apostle John

Entrance. They built pieces from a pagan temple into the gate

Children in paradise

Example of Christian take-over. They simply replaced the Green Man by a cross....suggesting that "from now on" Jesus is the Green Man. Ironically, this is true, if you accept the thesis that Jesus was part of the ancient tradition of "dying and resurrecting Gods". Instead of THE Green Man, Jesus was A Green Man, one among others
Marian sanctuary. It is said that Mary lived here with the apostle John.
Honestly, I wasn't very impressed. Although two texts emphasized the "holiness" of the place, I found everything rather kitschy

It was forbidden to photograpth the "real" Mary, so this is a poster outside the chapel

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