Sitting in Cumalıkızık

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Made a short journey to the historic now-touristic town of Cumalıkızık recently and although it was incredibly crowded found a lot of photographic sitters.

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Cumalıkızık, Bursa, Turkey
All photographs by delikızınyeri
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Holy Playground

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One of the things that always amazes me is the life inside a mosque.  It’s not that it’s not quiet or sacred, but children are allowed to do their own thing – which usually means running, playing, and generally being kids.  Perhaps it’s the open spaces, but it is so different from my childhood of being discouraged to move or speak within a church.

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Ulucami, Bursa, Turkey
All photographs by delikizinyeri

 

A Pot of Tea

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Russian Samovar (courtesy of L’Orient, Kapalıçarşı, Istanbul, Turkey)

The classic Russian samovar where one can blend water and steeped tea leaves to one’s taste has been the model for today’s much less elegant tea brewing vessels….

Photographs taken in Amasya, Vezirköprü, Ankara, Istanbul, and Rize, Turkey
All photographs by delikızınyeri