Where in the World is Tracy?


Where in the World is Tracy?


This Week’s Hint: One of the most famous sites in the world. But there are two famous monuments behind Tracy. Do you recognize them both?

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This Week’s Answer: Tracy is sitting in Rome with both the Colosseum and the Arch of Titus behind her. The Arch of Titus was built by the Romans to commemorate the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 AD.


Blue skies and an ancient temple. Which acropolis is this?

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Tracy is on the acropolis on the island of Rhodes, Greece, in front of the Temple of Apollo. This is hilltop is part of the setting of Isle of Shadows.


These counters were part of an ancient “fast food” restaurant!

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Tracy is standing inside a shop in Pompeii, where citizens would have stopped to scoop hot food out of the bowls set inside the counter. An ancient fast food restaurant!


(Hint) She’s cheering on the Scorpion Fish (aka Ariella).

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 Tracy is in the arena at the outskirts of the city of Pompeii, where Ariella would have fought as a gladiator.


It’s an arch commemorating the Roman Emperor from 117 to 138 AD.

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Tracy is standing in front of Hadrian’s Arch in Athens, Greece.  On the hill behind the arch, you can just make out a bit of the Acropolis Hill where the Parthenon stands.


This column is all that remains of a place that once a very big deal.

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Tracy is standing against a column that was once part of the famed Temple of Artemis in Ephesus, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.


Any guesses as to what went on in this ancient room?

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Tracy is inside the Roman bath complex in the city of Pompeii, where the ancient “hot tubs” always drew a crowd!


This gorgeous island is all blue sea and white sand.

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Tracy is on top of the Acropolis Hill on the Greek island of Rhodes, setting of Isle of Shadows.


It’s a volcanic crater. Do you think you know where?

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Tracy is on top of Mt. Vesuvius, beside the volcano’s most recent crater. Below this mountain lies the city of Pompeii, once buried alive!


Something big went down in this amphitheater. Do you recognize it?

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Tracy is standing at the top of the amphitheater in ancient Ephesus, where the near-riot described in Acts 19 of the New Testament took place.


 This iconic temple is undergoing restoration.

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Tracy is in Athens, standing on the top of the Acropolis Hill, in front of the Parthenon!


Facing one of my great fears-small, enclosed places-in one of the best examples of ancient technology. Know what it is?

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Tracy is standing at the entrance of an ancient acqueduct that supplied the Greek island of Samos with fresh water more than two thousand years ago.

 


Behind me is ancient building called the Library of Celsus. What’s the city?

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Tracy is standing on Curetes Street in Ephesus, with the Library of Celsus at the bottom of the hill behind her.

 


Couldn’t resist!  A little “bathroom reading” in this famous latrine. Do you know where it is?

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 So Shines the Night is making an appearance in the public latrine in the ancient city of Ephesus, where the book is set.

 


These amazing frescoes grace the house of the one of the Bible’s most famous Roman Emperors.

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Tracy his standing in the dining room (triclinium) of Octavian, better known as Caesar Augustus, the Roman Emperor at the time of the birth of Christ.

 


An unusual night shot, and a little blurry. Recognize the iconic landmark behind Tracy?

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Tracy is standing on a street in Rome, outside the Colosseum.

 


One of the most beautiful churches in the world.  Do you recognize it?

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Tracy is standing in front of St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City, Rome


Does it get any prettier?  Clue: largest island in the Mediterranean. 

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Tracy is on the island of Sicily, with the Mediterranean behind her.  Lots of sightseeing and even more gelato that day!



 

A rainy day in Rome, walking down a very famous ancient road.

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Tracy is standing on the Appian Way, one of earliest Roman roads that connected much of Italy. Paul traveled this very road, mentioned in Acts 28:15.

 


 

Hands-down, the most beautiful Greek island. Also the site (right where Tracy is standing!) of the cover photo on Isle of Shadows. 

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Tracy is on the Greek island of Santorini, in the small town of Oia, the site of the cover of Isle of Shadows. Click here to read the story of her search for this spot:  http://tracyhigley.com/portfolio/in-search-of-a-cover/


This beautiful church is built in the best-guess location of a very special place in Israel.  Think you know?

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Tracy is sitting in the church built on the site that is presumed to have been the cave where Jesus was born in Bethlehem.


 

 


 

 

 

 

 

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