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A New Chapter

There is a French saying that goes les voyages forment la jeunesse ("traveling is learning"). Well in that case, I am quite happy to keep learning, at age 84: A couple of weeks ago, I traveled back to Turkey with my family to visit one of my two granddaughters who now lives near Izmir. We took the opportunity to go to Ephesus for a day, where I took this picture of the impressive Library of Celsus.

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