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A fortunate accident

Going through pictures of our Geek Cruise for our newsletter, I skipped over an insignificant looking photo of the Colliseum at Ephesus.

Ephesus left me wordless in awe that day - an ancient city lost to to an earthquake and the undergrowth a millennium and more; excavation and exploration started 70 or 80 years ago and it was out of this world to see. But somehow the pictures didn't do it justice. Seeing the same picture a little larger and it starts to look a little more spectacular. In this great Coliseum, which is just a tiny part of Ephesus, they've now held modern day concerts with famous names such as Elton John providing the music.


I still can't give you the impression of that place from the pictures. There's places where pictures can give you a true impression, then others where they are merely a factual record - recording what the head saw rather than what the heart felt. And I thought that Ephesus was going to be one of those.

Then, a fortunate accident. I think I clicked a button that I didn't intend to in my iPhoto package. Oops - what HAD I done? Changed my screen saver. Stonework and people pointing out from behind windows - oh sh**. But - clear the windows, and for the first time a little of the heart of the picture is showing ... 17" wide screen laptop LCD to the fore.

Do you want to see that picture full screen? It's a lotta bytes ... but here's a link to it if you would like to see. Please feel free to grab it out of your browser and use it as a screen saver too. And let us know if you recognise anyone - it's a big picture but a small world, and stranger things have happened!

(written 2005-02-27, updated 2008-05-16)

 
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