Category Archives: Türkiye

  1. Throwback Thursday: Our Village

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    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 …
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  2. Earthquake territory

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    Tuesday 29 March, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    Like many of our ancient ruins, Knidos has suffered from severe earthquakes over the centuries. In fact, it lies smack …
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  3. One place; two harbours in two seas

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    Thursday 24 March, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    Knidos is located at the very tip of the Datça Peninsula on the western coast of the modern Republic of …
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  4. Ankara’s Pigeons

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    Thursday 11 February, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    Thought I’d have a go at capturing on film (or whatever you call it these days) some rather cold pigeons …
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  5. Ilhara Gorge, Cappadocia, Türkiye

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    Thursday 28 January, 2016 by Uncle Spike

  6. Got no permission?

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    Saturday 16 January, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    I passed this hotel back in the late summer. All was not what it seemed…. I wondered – Where were …
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  7. TCDD – Turkish State Railways

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    Sunday 20 December, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This is the rather impressive and fairly imposing symbol of TCDD, the Turkish State Railway. I just found it interesting for …
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  8. Basmane Station

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    Thursday 17 December, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This is the Basmane (pronounced: Bas-Mah-Nay) train station or terminal, located in the city of İzmir, on the western shores …
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  9. Nature’s monuments

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    Thursday 17 December, 2015 by Uncle Spike

  10. Trees where we walk

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    Tuesday 15 December, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Our pavements, or sidewalks, depending on your locality, are really much use for actually, err, walking on. There are often huge …
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  11. Sunset ~ Moonrise

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    Tuesday 15 December, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Sometimes mummy nature dishes out some stunning effects for us mortals to witness. The photography isn’t brilliant I’m afraid here; …
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  12. Turkish men love to gossip

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    Sunday 13 December, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Putting the world to rights… That’s a strange old saying I’ll admit. It’s one I heard many times over growing …
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  13. Hmm, that looks inviting; not!

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    Saturday 12 December, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Spotted this ‘sports’ place a few weeks ago. Now we’ve all seen those glass- and chrome- styled sports places of …
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  14. Simit

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    Thursday 10 December, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Talking of bread the other day, well the other culprit known to challenge the elasticity of my old leather belt …
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  15. Typical Turkish Town Scenes

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    Tuesday 08 December, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Each country has it’s own ‘look and feel’, and Türkiye is not alone. These are all images taken recently on the streets …
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  16. Rugged Coastline

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    Saturday 05 December, 2015 by Uncle Spike

  17. Smartphone outlet – Turkish-style

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    Wednesday 02 December, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Even though I’ve not been one to partake in the Smartphone bonanza; which, according to my wife puts me right …
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  18. Turkish breakfasts

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    Tuesday 01 December, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Scoffing is a national pastime here, which is probably why Turkey ranks I think third in the world based on …
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  19. Pavement café bar, Turkish style

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    Tuesday 24 November, 2015 by Uncle Spike

  20. Siezed n Chained

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    Saturday 21 November, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Having a road legal vehicle here in Türkiye is still a sort optional rule that many do not ascribe to. Partly it’s …
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  21. Turkish Political breakfast

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    Tuesday 17 November, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    In Turkey, we have an endless love with breakfast, eating outdoors, domestic politics, meetings and/or marches, and of course, generating …
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  22. Avenue of Palms

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    Thursday 12 November, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    In the centre of İzmir, the western Turkish city we visited for a family wedding recently, is a central park …
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  23. Logging after a forest fire

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    Wednesday 11 November, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    After a forest fire, all is not lost. Pine forest fires flash over very quick sometimes, so the trees, whilst mostly …
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  24. Mediterranean November skies

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    Sunday 08 November, 2015 by Uncle Spike

  25. Morning mist in the hills

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    Saturday 07 November, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Now that autumn is starting to kick in, well sort of, we finally get to see clouds, mist and even …
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  26. Black Swan & friends

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    Thursday 05 November, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    At a recent visit to a wildlife park, we came across a rather green pond… however, it was pretty full …
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  27. Weird Layered Rock

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    Wednesday 04 November, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    How about this for some strange geology? Out and about the other week and I came across some ‘layered’ rock …
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  28. Coastal Clouds of Autumn

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    Tuesday 03 November, 2015 by Uncle Spike

  29. 92nd Republic Day

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    Thursday 29 October, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Today marks the 92nd year of the founding of the Republic of Türkiye, and yours truly is in the western …
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  30. Evening cloud & light

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    Tuesday 27 October, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Here we have the same scene, under two different camera settings. Both taken towards the end of the day, as …
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  31. The Village Mosque

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    Saturday 17 October, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Rural villages throughout Türkiye each have their mosque and small school. Pretty much the centre of life; the mosque is …
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  32. Efes (Ephesus) Mosaics

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    Friday 16 October, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Not everyone respects or loves the ancient artifacts, relics and antiquities that we find all around this part of the …
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  33. And close to Kaş you’ll find…

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    Thursday 15 October, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Following on from the earlier snap of the boats at Kaş, on the southwestern Med. coast of Türkiye, you’ll find the coastline …
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  34. Kaş is ok off season

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    Thursday 15 October, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Whilst it’s pretty much packed during the tourist season (May-September), once the hordes depart, Kaş (pronounced ‘Cash’) on the southwestern …
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  35. Walking in our foothills

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    Tuesday 13 October, 2015 by Uncle Spike

  36. Calm Morning

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    Thursday 08 October, 2015 by Uncle Spike

  37. Summer still hanging on….

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    Sunday 04 October, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    October has it’s moments, Storms come, storms pass, But summer is still hanging on… . .

  38. Sunset over Iznik, Türkiye

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    Sunday 27 September, 2015 by Uncle Spike

  39. Heading down to the city

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    Thursday 17 September, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Love this shot… taken from the hills as you descend 1000 metres (3250 ft) in under 9km (5.6mi) down towards the …
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  40. Winter road trip: Bolu Mountains

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    Sunday 13 September, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Just love writing this post today…. it’s mid-September and therefore the back end of summer. It’s pushing 38C still (100F) …
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  41. Winter road trip: Istanbul to Ankara

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    Saturday 12 September, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    The drive from Istanbul (our largest city) back to Ankara (the second largest, and our capital) takes some four to …
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  42. Looking up….

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    Tuesday 08 September, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    . On one of Uncle Baldrick’s visits here to Türkiye, when we spent some time during the winter months at …
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  43. Winter in Istanbul: Dogs

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    Saturday 05 September, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Following on from the Cats of Moda, we also came across a rather decent bunch of street hounds too on …
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  44. Winter in Istanbul: Churches

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    Sunday 30 August, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Straddling east and west, literally, as it links the European and Asian continents, Istanbul also represents a mix of faiths …
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  45. Winter in Istanbul: Metro & Trams

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    Saturday 29 August, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Istanbul is certainly a city of contrasts, that’s for sure… With high-rise complexes and 21st century shopping malls on the …
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  46. Winter in Istanbul: Cats

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    Sunday 23 August, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Street cats in Türkiye are generally despised or loved; with little room for any other emotional distinction, so it would …
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  47. Winter in Istanbul: More Bosphorus Views

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    Saturday 22 August, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    When it comes to views of Istanbul, even during the dreariness of winter, there are few which rival capturing the …
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  48. Winter in Istanbul: Images of Kadıköy

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    Sunday 16 August, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Located on the southern shores of the Bosphorus, and therefore sat firmly in Asia rather than Europe, Kadıköy (pronounced “kad-er-koy”), …
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  49. Winter in Istanbul: Bosphorus Views

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    Saturday 15 August, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Riding the ferry boats back and forth across the Bosphorus is a magical thing. There are many many ferries, crisscrossing …
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  50. Dikmen Vadısı (4 of 4)

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    Saturday 15 August, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    My final post on this valley park area that I discovered this year – even though it’s on the doorstep …
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