Tuesday, November 27, 2012

2012 SFC- The Basilica of St. John

And so we come to the last stop on our 2012 Summer Family Cruise Trip.  But not before lunch!!!

Özgür had found us some pretty tasty spots the past few days...and our last lunch was the highlight of all--- Bizim Ev Hanimeli Restaurant and Cafe.

In the cool breeze of the trees....

The magnificent midday spread that is the Turkish noontime meal.

And yes, the owner has a cookbook...which Julie and I both bought.

Alix put a pin on the map for Middle-of-Nowhere, Georgia.

And we left the olive and fig groves for the Basilica of St. John the Apostle.

The Basilica overlooks a mosque built in 1374. What a lovely courtyard.

Storks build their nests all over the area.

The tall column is all that is left of the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

Again, Özgür makes us feel like we are the only people that matter.  Here he explains the church's baptismal font.

The church was completed in 565AD.

The tomb of St. John.

Özgür pointed out another "graffiti" from ancient times--this one, a Christian fish.

My mother enjoying a look around the ruins of the church.

1 comment:

Jan-Olav Storli said...

Christian fish....? How did they know the fish was a Christian....? LOOOL