Sansarak, Iznik, Turkey
All photographs by delikızınyeri
Spent some time wandering through one of my favorite villages in the hills above Iznik.
The excessive gray and rainy weather cleared up briefly yesterday, so I zipped up into the hills for a stroll through one of my favorite villages – Sansarak.
There is something refreshing about a commute that does not entail excess traffic and stress!
We rather stumbled across Çubuk Gölü early in the morning and were rewarded with the most fantastic reflections….
The first snowfall of the season in Sünnetköy, nestled in the Bolu mountains of Turkey.
The game of cirit being played in Başköy near Kars, Turkey. Cirit, a traditional Turkish equestrian team sport played outdoors on horseback, was played by in Central Asia as a sporting and ceremonial game and it was brought to Anatolia during the westward migration in the beginning of the 11th century. Cirit was played to improve the cavalry’s attack and defense skills, and during campaigns to whip up their enthusiasm for battle. The objective is to score points by throwing a blunt wooden javelin at the opposing team’s horsemen. This process of chasing and fleeing, while trying to hit an opponent with a stick, is the essence of the game, which requires skill and sportsmanship.