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Saturday, November 26, 2011

This work is by Alison Wilson

Work by Claire North
Today I have uploaded a couple of photographs of finished pieces from the Nelson Greek Postcard Class. Both these pieces are interesting and finished in completely different ways.  I enjoyed getting emails from both of these ladies and love seeing their efforts.   I hope you both make more!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Ephesus (Ancient City)

This place was probably one of the highlights of the trip.

  Ephesus is one of the most famous cities of ancient times.
  Apparently if was founded around 3000 B.C.  
We were told that in its time, it had around 200,000 population and was the second largest city in the world after Rome (how to know but I will believe them).   In the ruins we got to see the stadium, fountain, houses in the slops, brothel, public latrines, Heracles gate, marble road, library etc...  It was frequently changed and rebuilt due to earthquakes, fires and became a marshland due to the silting of the nearby river.
There is a lot of information about about Ephesus, just goggle it to find out!

Once again the pictures below are snaps of details.  Amazing how they created all of this, so long ago!  The pictures of the tiles are the excavated floors in their houses.

ephesus turkey


Sunday, November 20, 2011

The Glory Of The Past!

Sunday morning, perfect opportunity for me to update my blog.

Wow what can I say except that of course we had a wonderful trip, seeing a great many things both ancient and modern. We got the chance to visit three countries, Greece, Turkey and Italy. Our time went by so fast! Thank goodness I had a camera to capture it all as it would be fair to say that it feels like a dream and I have only been home for one week!

The Parthenon - a great achievement of ancient Greek civilization!

Athens, Quite Simply The Old And The New!

Modern Athens

This morning I thought I would share a few pictures all taken in Greece.  I tried where possible to get some photos of the Greek images that some of you will recognise if you have been to any of my classes or prehaps you have been to Greece and seen these for yourself - if so I hope it will jog a memory or two.   I will endevour to add some pics of Turkey (Ehpesus -the Ancient City) in the next few days

I will leave you today, with the images mass produced on the slippers below!
Needless to say I did not get tempted to buy any!