Father and Daughter on the Bosphorus, a narrow
water way that links the Black Sea and the
Mediterranean Sea. It is also the dividing line between
Europe and Asia, (Asia in the background on the left)
and runs through the center of Istanbul, (a city of 15,000,000.)
Serena helping our three guides balance out
their accounts at the end of our 10 day tour.
Left to right: Aykut, Aydin, Aziz, Serena
Successfully on a camel after her second attempt.
The first end with the camel standing riderless, and
Serena in the dirt.
The kids at Elazig got a great kick out of
seeing the American foreigners.
For a brief moment their remote part of the
world was center stage.
The faces of the merchants are as genuine
as their hand wrought wares.
Handcrafts are more art than production.
Left: A meerschaum pipe is being carved.
Right: An intricate pattern is hand drawn
on a plate. It is then painted in with glaze
Silk worm cocoons are boiled and brushed to get
the cocoons to unwind. Each cocoon produces a
single fiber several thousand feet long.
The fibers are then dyed and tied into world
famous Turkish carpets. These ladies can spend several
years tieing a large very intricate carpet. Even simple
wool carpets take months to complete.
This little number, silk on silk, with very finely tied knots sells for
Men and women relax and socialize in public, but they usually do
not mix unless it is a family outing.
... teenagers are basically the same the world around.
Aykut leads a Kurdish version of the line dance
on Mount Nemrut. Most of us were too tired to join in
after the hike to the summit and back.
The policemen are well armed, and quite young
but are just a part of the background.
The "Green Tour" awaits an early morning
departure for Adiyman and Mount Nemrut the
day after the eclipse.
Lunch in a cave.
Restaurant in Nevsehir is carved into the soft tufa
formations. This rock has provided "cave"
shelters for thousands of years.
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