Tag Archives: ankara

  1. Weekly Photo Challenge: Admiration (II)

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    Saturday 30 April, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    My second entry for the Weekly Photo Challenge for ‘Admiration’ is about those most dedicated of the armed services who perform their …
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  2. Weekly Photo Challenge: Admiration (I)

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    Friday 29 April, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    My immediate thought upon seeing this week’s theme of ‘admiration’ went to young Maya, an eight-year old pianist we know of …
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  3. Ankara

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    Wednesday 16 March, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    For those who consider this part of the world some war torn dung-heap slum of rabble-rousing mobs who deserve nothing …
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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. Maya once more…

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    Sunday 07 February, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    Playing in the snow in the Anatolian Plateau is fun. Like any kid, Maya, an eight-year old Turkish pianist I met, …
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  6. Weekly Photo Challenge: Time (I)

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    Friday 05 February, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s first entry for the Time theme for this Weekly Photo Challenge is a clock in the middle of a roundabout …
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  7. Defiance: Frisked before prayers

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    Saturday 30 January, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    Yesterday I took my son to the huge Kocatepe Mosque in downtown Ankara. It was his first time there, and …
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  8. Maya’s back….

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    Sunday 03 January, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    Young Maya, the cheeky little eight year old pianist I met from Türkiye is progressing pretty well, tinkling the ivories …
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  9. WPC ‘Happy Place’… Not here, Not today.

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    Saturday 10 October, 2015 by Uncle Spike

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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. Maya plays again

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    Sunday 16 August, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    The last couple of posts about Maya, the talented young 8-year old Turkish pianist I came across seemed popular; not …
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  13. 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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  14. Dikmen Vadısı (3 of 4)

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    Saturday 08 August, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Back again at the park in Ankara that was my surprise find after all these years driving back and forth …
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  15. Maya is back…

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    Sunday 02 August, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Following my introduction of young Maya a couple of weeks ago, I heard that this hard working little 8-year old was …
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  16. Dikmen Vadısı (2 of 4)

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    Saturday 01 August, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This is another post about the massive park I stumbled across right where we visit family each year in Ankara, …
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  17. Dikmen Vadısı (1 of 4)

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    Saturday 25 July, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    I’m no lover city lover, that’s pretty much an accepted fact. So, when I’m forced, persuaded, encouraged, pushed, coerced or …
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  18. Sunrise Ankara

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    Thursday 23 July, 2015 by Uncle Spike

  19. Salt….

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    Wednesday 22 July, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Central Anatolian salt flats  . At the processing factory there are piles of raw salt. .

  20. Introducing Maya

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    Sunday 19 July, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This is a breakaway post by Uncle Spike to introduce a spot of culture or a moment of Sunday serenity. …
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  21. Weekly Photo Challenge: Vivid (III)

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    Sunday 07 June, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s second entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is a rare vivid electric blue coloured car I spotted in Ankara …
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  22. Anatolian Road Trip Scenery

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    Sunday 31 May, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    A last minute family event the other week saw me take another road trip to Ankara, the capital city of …
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  23. Finding snow!

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    Tuesday 19 May, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Traveling between Ankara and Istanbul, back in late January, we came across… SNOW. Ok so I get that for many …
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  24. Weekly Photo Challenge: Wall (II)

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    Saturday 14 March, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s second entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge was incredible carved wall at a place called ‘Anıtkabir’, in Ankara, the capital …
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  25. Weekly Photo Challenge: Symmetry (III)

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    Sunday 15 February, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s third entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is an image of the cables supporting a footbridge over a …
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  26. Weekly Photo Challenge: Symmetry (I)

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    Friday 13 February, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s first entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is the marvellous Kocatepe Mosque (pronounced koja-tep-e) in downtown Kızılay, Ankara, the capital …
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  27. City Walking

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    Saturday 07 February, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    I guess you could say I am right where I want to be, physiologically speaking, after some eight months spent …
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  28. Weekly Photo Challenge: Depth (I)

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    Friday 30 January, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s first entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge was taken at a place called ‘Anıtkabir’, in Ankara, the capital city …
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  29. Weekly Photo Challenge: Angular (III)

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    Sunday 23 November, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s third entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is another image from Ankara, Turkey; it’s a three sided sheet water …
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  30. Weekly Photo Challenge: Angular (I)

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    Friday 21 November, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s first entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is the Ataküle Tower in Ankara, the capital city of my country, …
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  31. Weekly Photo Challenge: Descent (III)

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    Sunday 02 November, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s third entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is one I’ve used before, but seems pretty apt for this week. …
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  32. Weekly Photo Challenge: Descent (II)

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    Saturday 01 November, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s second entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is a shot of our ceremonial guards (from all branches of the …
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  33. Weekly Photo Challenge: Refraction (II)

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    Saturday 18 October, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s second entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge was taken on a footbridge crossing the Ankara to İzmir …
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  34. Weekly Photo Challenge: Signs (III)

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    Sunday 05 October, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s third entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is from ‘Anıtkabir’, the mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder and first president of …
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  35. Weekly Photo Challenge: Perspective (I)

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    Friday 07 March, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s first entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge was taken in a public park in Ankara. Hope you …
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  36. Weekly Photo Challenge: Threes (I)

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    Friday 21 February, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    My entry for this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge is actrually a set of three images I used just the other …
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  37. Ankara – Out & About (Part II)

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    Thursday 20 February, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    During our recent trip to our Capital, Ankara, I have plenty of time to wander the streets while Aunty Spike …
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  38. Curry In Ankara – Finally!

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    Wednesday 19 February, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Having travelled around India a fair bit, and having lived and worked in the north of England for 10 years, …
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  39. Wordless Wednesday ~ My Porsche (not)

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    Wednesday 19 February, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    PORSCHE Not mine I hasten to add. With that ground clearance, it wouldn’t manage our unmade village tracks here, lol. Nice to …
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  40. Atatürk’s Mausoleum – Part Two

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    Tuesday 18 February, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    An earlier post, entitled Atatürk’s Mausoleum – Part One, was a summary of a recent visit to ‘Anıtkabir’ in Ankara, the capital …
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  41. City Pooches

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    Monday 17 February, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Ankara, early February, and we came across a rather bizarre event – Sunday City Pooches in the park (with their …
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  42. Atatürk’s Mausoleum – Part One

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    Sunday 16 February, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    On a hill overlooking much of Ankara, the capital city of Turkey, is a place called ‘Anıtkabir’. The literal translation …
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  43. Bad Parking ?!

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    Saturday 15 February, 2014 by Uncle Spike

      What….??? I saw this VW stuck on the side of a shopping centre in Ankara, our capital city 🙂 …
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  44. Did You Get It?

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    Friday 14 February, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Yesterday’s ‘guess what’ post was a stinker… or was it? Did you guess anywhere near? This was the original shot …
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  45. Flower Friday

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    Friday 14 February, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Mid winter up on the Anatolian Plateau can be cold…. So to come across a rose / flower bed still …
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  46. Ankara – Out & About

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    Wednesday 12 February, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Ankara, our capital city. It’s pretty much a purpose built, home grown affair; having started out as a small provincial …
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  47. Mordor – Turkish Style

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    Monday 10 February, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    En route to Ankara from the Aegean coast, we pass by the small town of Sivrihisar, in the province of …
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  48. Roadtrip To Ankara

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    Sunday 09 February, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This was a pretty normal journey across to Ankara. We set out at 4am in the dark, encountered lots of …
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  49. Son In Law On Duty

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    Saturday 08 February, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    The big smoke has beckoned, and this scruffy little village man has abandoned farming life… but only for a few …
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