Monday, April 30, 2007


Don't know the exact name of this primitive looking pots.
All I know is, whatever is cooked with it, ends up being delicious.
Usually it is used in a slow cooking process...
Anyone could tell me the name?

Sunday, April 29, 2007

Best Friends

Ollie girl and Tarcin are best friends for 3 years now, since they were puppies.
We brought them together, at our barbecue party today.
They ran, jump, played, enjoyed each others company and a lot of lamb chops together...
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Friday, April 27, 2007


All this cute animals decided to give you a big smile for the weekend....
Have a good one !

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Street Food for Street Dogs

I saw this breads and water at a park, downtown.
Thinking about my Ollie's expensive food, all kind of treats , dog biscuits....
I felt bad and I thought, poor dogies....
But, then there is also a big bowl of water for them.
I think, whoever puts those breads and water there for the dogies, he/she is trying to take care of them the best way he/she can.
But it still breaks my heart, that there are so many animals out there, needs our help and not a lot of people are aware of or care about that.
Obviously this person cares...
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Wednesday, April 25, 2007


My lunch today.
A dollar and 50 cents...
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Tuesday, April 24, 2007


I came across this shop, when I was browsing the Grand Bazaar the other day.
Their production is only from cotton.
This Kimono can also be used as a blouse or dress maybe ?
The design is very authentic and very Turkish...
Don't you think?
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Monday, April 23, 2007

Cafe Orient / Part 2

Same cafe, another corner...
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Sunday, April 22, 2007

Cafe Orient

Cafe Orient is in the Grand Bazaar.
A very old cafe, they serve the best Turkish coffee ever...
It is a "must try" for the travellers...
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Friday, April 20, 2007

Sleep Well

I bet dogy dreams about a big juicy whopper...
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Thursday, April 19, 2007

Birthday Celebration

This photo was taken at the Spice Bazaar today.
The occasion was, the 1439'th birthday of the prophet Mohamed.
They were serving this little donats to celebrate.
I ate 4 of them :)
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Wednesday, April 18, 2007


Doors at the Blue Mosque area.
Always wonder, what's behind them?
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Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Shoe Shopping

I did not know, that Camper shoes are so colorful
and their shoppes so unusual decorated
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Monday, April 16, 2007

No parking

This kind of signs never stop people parking in Istanbul.
How is it in your city?
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Sunday, April 15, 2007


He's in the army now...
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Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Blue Mosque

Blue Mosque from a different angel...
I will be off to Edirne for the coming few days,
My brother is joining the army for 5 months;
we are taking him to his base.
Please wait for me...
PS: Edirne is a beautiful city at our border to Greece.
There is a lot of historical places remaining from the Ottoman Empire.
I will try to take some photos, promise.

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Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Kerosene Laterns

Not to long, 20 years ago, we still had electricity problems.
Electricity used to go off 2 or 3 hours every night.
At those nights everybody was using kerosene laterns.
They helped me a lot, while I was doing my homework :)
When I saw this laterns, I remembered the old days...
Nowadays, we are using them for decoration only...
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Monday, April 9, 2007


Blue Mosque, behind the bars...
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Sunday, April 8, 2007


This restaurant is in the Blue Mosque area.
They offer meatballs, only...
It is very famous, people are coming from everywhere to eat this meatballs.
Always crowded of course...
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Saturday, April 7, 2007

Tea ?

An invitation for travellers, who got tired of sightseeing in the Blue Mosque area.
Would you like to have a glass of Tea?
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Friday, April 6, 2007


This one, brought back memories...
Do you remember how many times you have begged your Mom?
One more time Mommy, one more time...promise :)
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Thursday, April 5, 2007


Turkish type of sausage is prepared with lots of garlic and spices
People eat it on very different varieties.
Some in sandwiches, some pan fried, some grilled...
I like it pan fried with scrambled eggs...
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Wednesday, April 4, 2007

A Regular Visitor

Mr. Miaow, is a regular visitor now.
He comes to my door, 2 or 3 times a day.
He is so insisting. He even sits at the couch with me.
Of course Ollie goes jealous and barks like crazy.
It's been fun lately, will see what happens, between
me, my dog baby and this new friend of ours...
I never had a cat, I don't know how to treat them. And having a dog at home makes it even more difficult.
Any ideas on how I can take care of both of them?
Or can I ?
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Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Turkish Flag

The Turkish flag has a complex origin since it is an ancient design.
It is practically identical to the last flag of the Ottoman Empire, which was adopted in 1844, apart from a few proportional standardizations.
I like to sit at the terminal and look at all the ships passing by the Bosphorus.
With all their different flags and colors....
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Monday, April 2, 2007

We are back

At last, my internet is back.
I welcome you with some flowers....
Took this photo when I was "disconnected"...
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