Category - Turkey

Delicious, with a big pinch of salt

Jake’s Sunday post challenge suggestion this week is delicious. That was easy to find because it was one of the few pics in my flickr stream tagged with the word. I thoroughly enjoyed this last March at a restaurant in Istanbul –...

Shoes ( #Frifotos )

I'm the most utilitarian shopper and consumer when it comes to shoes. But these, resting peacefully in a large crate in a small bazaar near the Blue Mosque in Istanbul, I found oddly appealing.

30 Minutes in Istanbul’s Spice Market

The Love Tea immediately caught my eye. Can’t hurt, right? Unfortunately the 250g I bought was left in a bag in my hotel room. And so it goes. I can only hope the next occupant made use of it as it was meant to be used. This, and the pics...

45 Second Cheap Hotel Advisor –...

Sphendon Hotel Akbiyik Degirmeni Sk no:46 Istanbul, Turkey That is the view from one of the two small rooftop terraces. It’s taken with a zoom but yes, this budget hotel is really that close to the Blue Mosque in Istanbul’s...

60 seconds with the Bird Seed Sellers of...

Another shot for Vimeo’s 1 Minute Project, and yet another attempt at trying to capture a glimmer of beauty in the mundane. I wondered if the women learned patience from the birds, or vice versa. This is at Eminonu Square in front of the...

The Dandy Dozen – My 12 Favorite...

If you’ve spent any time zipping through my flickr stream, you’d have noticed a regular and steady supply of mannequin shots. I snap pics of quite a few but I have no idea why. Maybe it’s just because they’re good at...

40+ Creative Commons Licensed Images of...

This is a lottery ticket seller on Galip dede Caddesi, not far from Istanbul’s bustling Istiklal Caddesi pedestrian thoroughfare. When the gentleman saw I was getting ready to snap a photo, he quickly removed his cap, fixed his hair, and then...