weekly photo challenge: unexpected

November 22, 2013 at 12:38 pm 34 comments




 
a trip to turkey would not be complete without a visit to the ancient roman city of ephesus. it used to be the trade centre of the ancient world and religious centre of early christianity. it was here where the virgin mary, mother of jesus, spent her last days on earth. it was around this area where st. john died. it was here where st. paul started spreading christianity into the adjacent cities and regions of asia. it was also here where he wrote four of his letters: galatians, first corinthians, philemon, and philippians.

i didn’t expect to see a lot of stray dogs and cats loitering among the ruins. they seem to be dependent on tourists feeding them. each animal has a tag on their ears noting when it was last vaccinated. just in case a dog bites you, for instance, the authorities would know right away if it’s lethal to you or to the dog.

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  • 1. hugmamma  |  November 22, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    sweet…looks to be praying…or paying its respects

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    • 2. plaridel  |  November 22, 2013 at 3:15 pm

      hugmamma:

      the animals know how to ingratiate themselves. in a nice way, of course. šŸ™‚

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      • 3. hugmamma  |  November 22, 2013 at 3:24 pm

        cats are particularly adept at “playing the game”…

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        • 4. plaridel  |  November 23, 2013 at 9:19 am

          hugmamma:

          they are mischievous, conniving, and adorable. šŸ™‚

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          • 5. hugmamma  |  November 23, 2013 at 10:49 am

            gotta love ’em!

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  • 6. ImeldaImelda  |  November 22, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    The tag is kind of helpful. šŸ™‚

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    • 7. plaridel  |  November 22, 2013 at 3:19 pm

      imelda:

      so glad it is. šŸ™‚

      Reply
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  • 10. pix & kardz  |  November 22, 2013 at 7:05 pm

    this brings back memories of a long-ago and pre-digital-camera trip that included a stop in Ephesus. such a fascinating place with so many memories. fascinating to be in a place rich with so much history. and at the same time i always felt so sorry for the homeless animals.

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    • 11. plaridel  |  November 23, 2013 at 9:22 am

      pix & kardz:

      at least, they’re not euthanized compared to unwanted animals in the states.

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  • 17. seeker  |  November 23, 2013 at 10:39 am

    Lucky cat.

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    • 18. plaridel  |  November 23, 2013 at 2:30 pm

      seeker:

      you betcha. s/he was the center of attention.

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  • 19. Jared Fisher  |  November 23, 2013 at 11:20 am

    Androklos and his dog are depicted on the Hadrian temple frieze, dating from the 2nd century. Later, Greek historians such as Pausanias , Strabo , the poet Kallinos, and the historian Herodotos reassigned the city’s mythological foundation to Ephos, queen of the Amazons .

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    • 20. plaridel  |  November 23, 2013 at 2:33 pm

      jared:

      i learned something new today. thanks for the info.

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  • 21. Osvaldo R. Pittman  |  November 23, 2013 at 7:41 pm

    While all of the cities to which Paul travels in this period are very important to his work, it’s probably Ephesus and the areas immediately around Ephesus that will be his most important base of operations. For several years we will see Paul living in and around Ephesus and writing letters back and forth to these other congregations. We have to think of it this way; Paul mostly travels around in a kind of circuit of these congregations around the Aegean rim, or he sends out his helpers and his co-workers, people like Timothy and Titus, to take information or check out what’s happening over in Phillipi or some place like that. Sometimes perhaps even to go and help start a new congregation. Some place over in, say, Colossae or maybe up toward the interior in Galatia. So we have to imagine the Pauline mission as a kind of beehive of activity… as Paul, his co-workers, other Christians from various cities are all traveling back and forth across the Aegean, but most importantly, we discover Paul doing something new. He writes letters as a mechanism for further instructing them in his understanding of the Christian message. You see it’s Paul who starts the writing of the New Testament by writing letters to these fledgling congregations in the cities of the Greek East.

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    • 22. plaridel  |  November 24, 2013 at 8:56 am

      osvaldo:

      great info. thanks.

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  • 25. skippyheart  |  November 25, 2013 at 7:57 pm

    I would love to visit that place someday for its historic and religious significance…and to be able to feed the stray dogs and cats, too. šŸ™‚

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    • 26. plaridel  |  November 25, 2013 at 11:16 pm

      skip:

      i’m pretty sure they will appreciate your kind gesture. šŸ™‚

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  • 30. Eliz@MirthandMotivation  |  November 29, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    It is fascinating that they do take care of them with vaccinations… now that was unexpected! šŸ™‚
    Eliz

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    • 31. plaridel  |  November 29, 2013 at 3:13 pm

      eliz:

      quite interesting, isn’t it? i guess the authorities want to ensure they’re protected from the tourists. šŸ™‚

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  • 32. Lucid Gypsy  |  November 30, 2013 at 1:36 am

    I remember seeing cats there, such slim sleek creatures unlike the pampered pets here.

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    • 33. plaridel  |  November 30, 2013 at 9:43 am

      lucid gypsy:

      no surprise there. they’re not confined and free to roam around.

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