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Jul 162012

Ephesus is one of the most well preserved ancient cities in the world.  And the library, which was partially reconstructed in the ’70’s, is situated at the bottom of a long, what must have been at the time, roadway.  It’s interesting to know that almost 2,000 years ago that the locals considered a library to be important enough to feature in their design plans.  I wish today’s architecture was more artistic, with columns and sculpture and, well, just more artful.  I guess it’s just not practical in today’s world of pragmatism.  Here’s to more art in our modern world!

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