A protest started up while we were in Istanbul’s Taksim Square, so I took some photos. I was lucky enough to find a local who spoke english and he translated the signs and chants for me. These women were protesting honor killings. The UN estimates that as many as 5000 women around the world are … Continue reading Protesting Honor Killings
Photo by Anna Saewert. See more of my photos from Mount Nemrut.
A fallen column at Sardis.
Pide is a Turkish/middle-eastern spin on pizza, baked in a wood-fired oven. Check out an approximate recipe over at Mansurovs. The delicious finished product:
Click on the photos to view them larger. The travertines: Read more about this amazing place. Roman ruins:
Click on the photos to view them larger. Read more about this great structure.
Click on the photos to view them larger. The Tetrapylon, the monumental gate The Stadium, the largest and best preserved Roman stadium in Turkey
Read more information about Mount Nemrut. The very top of Mount Nemrut The statues with Persian hats
Purple is the traditional headscarf color in this heavily arab-influenced region of Turkey, which is close to the Syrian border. Sartorialist style shot:
Traditional beehive houses made of mud
We visited a cave church in Antioch, believed to have been dug by Apostle Peter so the early Christians in Antioch would have a place to meet.
Here is another portrait of a shop owner in Boğazköy. I posted one of him outside of his shop a few days ago. After I took that one, he wanted me to come in and shoot another:
Ancient homes in Cappadocia, Turkey were traditionally made out of these natural formations, called hoodoos.
Making silk Hand-painted pottery Wine decanters
While driving down the highway on the way back to our hotel in Cappadocia, we saw a beautiful rainbow. The bus stopped so we could shoot a few photos. This was the first full rainbow I’ve seen from end to end. We were in the perfect spot. While we were standing there taking photos, a … Continue reading Double Rainbow
We only stayed one night in Boğazköy, but that little village has been my favorite so far. The group from Hillsdale who came to Turkey last year told tales of climbing a hill with a single tree on top outside of the village early in the morning. We were on a mission to locate the … Continue reading A Grand Adventure before 6:30 a.m.
We spent some time in Boğazköy, the modern-day village of Hittusas where the ancient Hittite ruins lie. We stayed at this wonderfully cozy hotel. I spent some time wandering through the village, which consists of just one street of shops and some homes scattered around the countryside. I saw many wonderful people. Even though there … Continue reading Bogazkale: Portraits of a Village
Our fantastic tour guide, Mehmet Yuksel. He is an Istanbul native who loves history and has an encyclopedic knowledge of the places we’ve been so far. We are all having a wonderful time thanks to his guidance and interpreting.