Magical Turkey – Photos

Alright, I’ll admit, I love most places I visit for one reason or another… But I’m quite possibly actually in love with Turkey. It’s magical. It’s beautiful. The people invite you into their homes for tea, then dinner, then ask you to stay the night. (Seriously). The history, the architecture, the colors and food…I’ll go ahead and say it – Turkey just might be the best country ever.

Some sights from my first week:

The gorgeous travertines of Pamukkale, Turkey

Istanbul from the Bosphorus Strait

The beautifully silent interior of the Blue Mosque, Istanbul

The ancient Ottoman village of Cumalikizik

The Roman ruins of Ephesus

The amazing installations at the Istanbul Modern Art Museum

The Bursa Grand Mosque, or Ulu Camii

The countryside of Selcuk, Turkey (I got this after a guy on his tractor let me hitch a ride).

Street graffiti, Istanbul

Pamukkale from below

House decorations in Sirince, Turkey

The Hagia Sofia at night

The Blue Mosque, Istanbul (Winner of my absolute favorite place in Turkey)

The brilliant colors in Camalikizik, Turkey

The quiet wine-making village of Sirince

Travertines of Pamukkale, Turkey

Leaving Sirince, Turkey

 

Comments
6 Responses to “Magical Turkey – Photos”
  1. Wow, magnificent photos. (I am a WordPress photographer too) Great post!

  2. Gretchen says:

    I knew it, I knew it, I knew it! Turkey is the best country ever! My previously inexplicable attraction to this place now makes sense!! Glad you’re loving it.

  3. Phil says:

    My girlfriend’s company does trips to Turkey and I’d love to go sometime. awesome shots!

  4. Sherri says:

    These are great pics, Sarah! It looks beautiful…I’m so jealous, but glad I can live vicariously through you.

  5. Sharron says:

    I’ve been enjoying your dispatches from the world and look forward to your return. When you get a few free minutes you might enjoy Eric Weiner’s “When Heaven and Earth Come Closer.” His definition of “Thin Places” makes me think of many of the places you have described. Sharron

    http://travel.nytimes.com/2012/03/11/travel/thin-places-where-we-are-jolted-out-of-old-ways-of-seeing-the-world.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20120310

  6. Rita says:

    Sara, I think I fell in love with your pictures. They are romantic, and nostalgic of the lost eras and are so intimate. Beautiful

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