Saturday, January 9, 2010

Perge Part IV (a.k.a. the Ancient Game Board)

Above is a great picture of the town shopping center. Basically this is what an old mall would have looked like. See the built up squares? Each square housed a different seller of goods or services. In this town, the doors of each alternately opened to opposite sides of the road, so the shopping experience would not crowded. Paul walked this street. I am sure he bought things he needed and talked to the merchants.

Hmmmm? What should I buy?
This is by far my favorite picture of the entire trip. The guidebook pointed us to an ancient game board, played by folks a couple thousand years ago. It still retained circles and square ladders from some mysterious game. Incidentally, Big Ben was winning...
Family Game Night.
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Lindsey said...

Now that's what I call "family game night!" The more ancient the game, the better! :)

Perge certainly looks beautiful- and so do your kiddos!

The Fish Family said...

We have loved your vacation posts! So interesting and the photos so cute. Loved the one of you "thinking of shopping" with Eva's chubby cheeks peeking over the stone wall!

Melanie Keffer said...

Okay Cecilia . . . . As in "Cecilia B. DeMille." :)

I was giggling all the way through this.

Perge seems fascinating!! I would love to visit there.


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