Here’s a postcard of Turkey from Canada! Some time ago, the same sender sent me a card with a few sights of Turkey, which included some from the ancient Greek city known as Ephesus (western Turkey). This card here is all about that city. The focal point here is Curetes Street and the landmarks around it, shown in the center and the bottom two panels of each side. I did a post covering this a little –, so I’ll share some specs about the individual landmarks. Curetes Street (middle-left) was used by priests for religious processions in the name of Artemis, the Olympian goddess of hunting, wilderness and virginity. Thus, the street leads to the Temple of Artemis (center). This temple was built and rebuilt three times, due to flooding and arson, and destroyed again during the 1st century. It’s since become one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World… a title not many landmarks get to boast! (Six others, to be precise…) In the middle-right is the remaining façade of the Library of Celsus, which was the third-largest library of the ancient times, said to have over 12,000 scrolls (since books weren’t a thing back then). An interesting feature of the building: the columns were set up in a way to make the façade look wider! Just imagine how it’d look like without the columns… kinda trippy, right? Below that is the İsa Bey Mosque, which was constructed much later (in the 1300s), and on the bottom-left is the House of the Virgin Mary, a Catholic shrine, where it is believed that Mary (mother of Jesus) spent the remainder of her life at. I think the top-right panel is just a look out over the coast (since Ephesus is right by Icarian Sea to the west)… and I’m not really sure about the top-left. I can’t even tell what the animals are, and I’m afraid to guess for fear of revealing how visually inept I am. Thank you so much for sending me this awesome multiview card!