Friday, March 30, 2007

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Bottom line WVU WINS!

78 WVU to Clemson’s 73 Whoooooo HOoooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

Roll out the Carpet

We were treated to tiny glasses of apple tea as the fun began. It seems Kusadasi - Island of the Birds in Turkish - was not known for carpets until recently, but has now become the most important center for Turkish rugs outside of Istanbul. The rug merchants of Istanbul have recognized that this rapidly developing resort on the Aegean, near the carpet-weaving centers of western Anatolia, is a strategic center of distribution for their wares.
Many rugs were shown to us they were all breathtaking. It was neat to see how they threw them just to the edges of our feet. Then in a brief 30 minutes to shop before we were taken to our hotel to begin our journey home. By this time, after nine days of constant walking, save the day I was under the weather, I just wanted to be HOME.
I leaned into Judie and said wouldn’t it be kewl if we could fly home on a magic carpet. Yup we all were very tired and ready to go home. Outside we were encouraged to return to the carpet place to see the perfect RUG for us to purchase. I leaned into the gate beside the store and looked a schoolyard of children playing. So ends the account of the trip. NOW to sit down and watch WVU play in the NIT Finals!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Let’s GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Mountaineers!

Basilica of St John


A Museum stop before going to Basilica of St. John is located near Ephesus.
In Selçuk, east of Ephesus, on Ayasoluk Hill, stands the restored Basilica of St. John (St. Jean Aniti), containing the tomb of the apostle. Near the entrance to the basilica is the Ephesus Museum, with two statues of Artemis and marvelous frescoes and mosaics.
In the court yard, architectural fragments, grave steels, relieves, capitals and epitaphs are displayed. There is a sarcophagus brought from the Belvi mausoleum, busts of Hermes and Bes, sundial, bronze statuette of Eros and Dofen are in the centre of the courtyard. Byzantine mosaic, an Amazon sarcophagus and relieves from the Temple of Domitian are located in the backyard.

The last few pictures of Ephesus

Going to take Holy Communion! What a rush that was for me.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007