Our Lady of Ephesus (Selçuk, Turkey). In the 1890’s, French priests donated a cast iron statue of Mary, which is located on the path to the house. In 1996, ASE commissioned a Turkish artist (Ahmet Bekir Ermin) to create a large-scale replica. The statue is located on the hillside of Bulbul Dagh mountain, along the roadway leading to Mary’s house. Buses and pilgrims, of all faiths, stop to admire the statue and the view from this location. In 2008, ASE had the statue removed for repairs. What we discovered shocked us! The statue was bronze, and had been painted black. The black paint was removed to reveal the shining, bronze statue of Our Lady of Ephesus that you see today along the roadside. #turkey#holidayinturkey#kuşadası#kusadasi#travel#holidaydestination#placestovisit#excursion#mustsee#aegean#ephesus#virginmary#statue#bronze#selcuk
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At the house of Art and Walk there is always something going on.
Today we are working in our workshop with mosaic, finding more inspiration for our summer guests.
Are you planing to visit us next summer? Do you have an idea but you are not really sure how to get it on canvas or wood?
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When people mention a visit to Greece, "island hopping", is the first thing that comes to mind. However on this trip, we preferred to skip that and spend time in this lovely city. It being steeped in history, made it extra special.
Have you visited Greece ? What did you like the most about it ?