Throwback Thursday: Our Village


Thursday 14 April, 2016 by Uncle Spike

For Throwback Thursday this week, here’s a post from February 2014, which was the first in a series of three about our rural farming village here in the Western Taurus mountains of southwest Türkiye.

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When it rains here, it pours… with mountains all around us, the village has to be able to cope with all that water. During a storm, this just about does the job. Except for last winter when it was right across the road as well!




With pine forests the order of the day, bee hives are a regular sight wherever there is a patch of space. Makes lovely honey though – get ours from the farm next door 🙂




This was taken during rush hour.




Traffic cones, traffic lights, contraflows… all of these are non-existent in rural turkey. If you are lucky a few rocks, bricks and a bit of rope, or even a small branch stuck in the hole is all you’ll get as ‘warning’. Makes driving in the dark fun 🙂




Our village mosque.




The final resting place – not for a while I hope.




The other two posts are linked here:

Village Images (Part II) and Village Images (Part III)


6 thoughts on “Throwback Thursday: Our Village

  1. The mosque looks very white, clean, and modern, contrasting strikingly with the surroundings. It certainly stands out and draws the eye to it.

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  2. Dan Drews says:

    Maybe an old clunker is the best, considering the roads. Great shots.

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  3. dayphoto says:

    Thank you, Thank you so much for this tiny wee peak into your rural countryside and beautiful village!


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  4. Makes you appreciate infrastructure of roads. Love the shot of the mosque with Sun shining on it.

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  5. It’s a beautiful village for sure!

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