Sights in Turkey

These are some of our favorite sights in Turkey.
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Galata Tower, Istanbul, Turkey - Explore the World, one Country at a Time. http://TravelNerdNici.com

Galata Tower, Istanbul, Turkey - Explore the World, one Country at a Time. http://TravelNerdNici.com

This is a home in Cappadocia, Turkey.

This is a home in Cappadocia, Turkey.

One of the ancient amphitheaters in Ephesus, Turkey.

One of the ancient amphitheaters in Ephesus, Turkey.

One of the Cave Churches in the Goreme Open Air Museum in Cappadocia, Turkey.  Christians lived and worshiped here through the 13th century.

One of the Cave Churches in the Goreme Open Air Museum in Cappadocia, Turkey. Christians lived and worshiped here through the 13th century.

The alter of the Church of Mary in Ephesus.  The Third Ecumenical Council was held here in 431 AD.

The alter of the Church of Mary in Ephesus. The Third Ecumenical Council was held here in 431 AD.

The Southwestern Entrance Mosaic in the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul.  On the right is Emperor Constantine presenting replica of the city and on the left Justian I presenting a replica of the Hagia Sophia to Mary and the baby Jesus.

The Southwestern Entrance Mosaic in the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul. On the right is Emperor Constantine presenting replica of the city and on the left Justian I presenting a replica of the Hagia Sophia to Mary and the baby Jesus.

A Turkish Palace as seen from the Bosphorus Strait in Istanbul, Turkey.

A Turkish Palace as seen from the Bosphorus Strait in Istanbul, Turkey.

An ancient Roman Cistern discovered underground in Istanbul, Turkey.

An ancient Roman Cistern discovered underground in Istanbul, Turkey.

The Hagia Sophia cathedral in Istanbul.  This was the center of the Eastern Orthodox Church from 537 AD - 1453 AD.  It is now a museum with beautifully preserved early Christian Art.

The Hagia Sophia cathedral in Istanbul. This was the center of the Eastern Orthodox Church from 537 AD - 1453 AD. It is now a museum with beautifully preserved early Christian Art.

Storm over Cappadocia.

Storm over Cappadocia.


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The Celsus Library in Ephesus.  The second largest library in ancient Rome.

The Celsus Library in Ephesus. The second largest library in ancient Rome.

The Main Amphitheater in Ephesus.  In its prime it could seat almost 20,000.  This site is discussed in the Bible in Acts 19:23-41 when the makers of idols to Artemis raised a ruckus against the Apostle Paul.

The Main Amphitheater in Ephesus. In its prime it could seat almost 20,000. This site is discussed in the Bible in Acts 19:23-41 when the makers of idols to Artemis raised a ruckus against the Apostle Paul.

The alter of the Church of Mary in Ephesus.  The Third Ecumenical Council was held here in 431 AD.

The alter of the Church of Mary in Ephesus. The Third Ecumenical Council was held here in 431 AD.

Sunset over Izmir, Turkey.

Sunset over Izmir, Turkey.

View from our hotel in Izmir, Turkey.  This was the first stop of our trip to Turkey.

View from our hotel in Izmir, Turkey. This was the first stop of our trip to Turkey.

One of the ancient amphitheaters in Ephesus, Turkey.

One of the ancient amphitheaters in Ephesus, Turkey.

This is all that remains at the Temple of Artemis, one the the seven wonders of the ancient world.

This is all that remains at the Temple of Artemis, one the the seven wonders of the ancient world.

Hamburg, Germany.... there is a restaurant at the base of these stairs called "Friesenkeller", a very good fish restaurant

Hamburg, Germany.... there is a restaurant at the base of these stairs called "Friesenkeller", a very good fish restaurant

Learn some history at this marvelous mansion as well as tour the  biltmore estate, ride horses or rangerovers theres something for everyone and even has a winery!

Learn some history at this marvelous mansion as well as tour the biltmore estate, ride horses or rangerovers theres something for everyone and even has a winery!

Ligalli Islands Amalfi Coast, Italy

Ligalli Islands Amalfi Coast, Italy

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