Tomorrow morning I am going to take a tour of the city! I am taking pictures, but since I have a different computer, I am still getting used to the different softward and stuff. Hopefully I will be able to put up a link soon so you can check them out. The ALL-STAR events start at 1:30 p.m. and I am assuming that the game will start around 2:30 p.m. or 3:00 p.m. which is around 8:00 a.m. E.S.T.
I apologize this blog is short again, but been some busy days. I am going to hit the sack early tonight, since I will be waking up in the morning to do the tour.
****I attached a few photoes at the bottom of the blog...more to come!! I will probably not blog tomorrow since we get in late, but will blog on Monday :)
Have a wonderful Sunday!!
A little about the city that the ALL-STAR game is being played in:
History The name Eskişehir literally means Old City in Turkish; indeed the city was founded by the Phrygians in about 1000 BC. Many Phrygian artifacts and sculptures can still be found in its Archeological Museum. There is also a museum of meerschaum stone, whose production remains still notable, used to make high quality meerschaum pipes. In the fourth century AD the city moved about ten km northeast, from Karadja Hissar (Karacahisar) to Shehir Euyuk (Şehirhöyük.)
Whenever it was mentioned by ancient geographers, the city was described as one of the most beautiful in Anatolia.
As with many towns in Anatolia, Christianity arrived after Constantine the Great made it the official religion of the Roman Empire. Beginning in the 4th century, records exist of bishops holding office in Eskişehir. The city was known as Dorylaeum, then. One of these bishops, Eusebius, was heavily involved in shaping the evolving dogma of the church.