|Remains of the Temple of Artemis, Selkuk, Turkey|
The Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, once boasted twenty-one marble columns surrounding a large open-air platform. Now, all that remains is a single lonely column, bravely standing in a damp meadow, its broken pieces reassembled like a child’s tower of blocks.
|Plan of the Temple of Artemis|
Note: For information about the workshop that inspired this piece, go to my May 23rd post on my Art and Books blog. Other posts about Turkey on this blog were posted on June 28, July 2, August 6 and August 20.Podcast from workshop: On the final night of our workshop, our group read aloud our "postcards home" from Istanbul, a fitting end to diverse and full five days. To listen to the podcast, click here.
Writing Istanbul Online Book: For a wonderful compilation of photos and writing from 14 members of the Writing Istanbul group, go to this online magazine Writing Istanbul at Issuu.com.