Pools of Light

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I’m always amazed at what one can find on a little walk around town….

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Istanbul, Turkey
All photographs by delikızınyeri
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Riding the Tram

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The historic tram on Istiklal in the heart of the city has finally been put in service again.  It’s not only a tourist attraction but also a means of transportation for those of us who are sometimes too lazy to walk the length of the pedestrian street.   Here are a few shots from a recent hop on the tram…

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Istanbul, Turkey
All photographs by delikızınyeri

Ephesus Effects

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Ephesus, an ancient Greek/Roman city in western Turkey is a magnet for tourists.  Since it has been photographed a billion times I was attempting to do something a little different to avoid the same tourist snapshots…..

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Top – Road filled with tourists leading to the Library of Celsus
Middle – Protective roofing over the still-being-excavated houses
Bottom – Tourists
All photographs by delikızınyeri

 

Selçuk Strolls

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It was fun to stroll around the small town of Selçük, the usual base for visiting the antiquities of the area.   We were off season so it wasn’t super touristy and felt much more like a small Turkish town.

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Top – Star and crescent carving with a local smoker
Middle – Storks using antiquity for their nest bases
Bottom – A local cat guarding the museum
All photographs by delikızınyeri