While Marvin's family was visiting, we all went to Chora Church.
Talk about amazing frescos and mosaics; it's unbelievable that so many of these are still there. It was very impressive, and neat to think how these images have communicated biblical truths for centuries. It's hard to imagine life without knowing how to read or write but for an oral culture these mosaics could communicate so much. That was fun to imagine how they have touched peoples' lives. Calvin enjoyed hearing stories about each picture. The rest of the day he was asking me to tell him the story of any picture he saw.
We walked on the old city walls. This one freaked me out a bit, but I'm glad we did it, and glad our kids weren't any bigger and could be carried the whole time. I have a healthy respect for heights, especially with no railings to stop little ones from falling.
|I'm so disappointed this picture didn't turn out better; I was trying to capture the two covered ladies who were smoking the nargala pipe. I just thought it was rather odd.|
We didn't stop for kumpier (loaded baked potatoes) but come on isn't this clever? It almost made me want to stop but I needed a more discreet place to feed Micah.
See you again this summer!