Pillars of Ephesus
As an American it is difficult to fathom something that is from the 1st Century BC. That's really old! Ephesus (and a lot of other ruins in Turkey) made my draw drop. Here were ruins from 2-3 thousand years ago. Huh? Really? Some were still intact; some had been reconstructed a bit. But that fact that so much of wasn't just dust amazed me. If you go one place in Turkey outside of Istanbul
, go to Ephesus. Spring is nice as it isn't too hot and you get the benefit of it being green and seeing flowers in bloom. This is one of my favorite images.