Tag Archives: izmir

  1. Weekly Photo Challenge: Harmony (I)

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    Saturday 05 March, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    My first entry for the Weekly Photo Challenge is about the harmony of living in the natural world. In this shot, we have …
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  2. Wordless Wednesday ~ We love our flags…

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    Wednesday 02 March, 2016 by Uncle Spike

  3. Wordless Wednesday ~ Waiting for the bus

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    Wednesday 13 January, 2016 by Uncle Spike

  4. Cute baby dragon or what?

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    Tuesday 12 January, 2016 by Uncle Spike

  5. Wordless Wednesday ~ Monster?

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    Wednesday 23 December, 2015 by Uncle Spike

  6. Weekly Photo Challenge: Gathering (III)

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    Tuesday 22 December, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    My third entry for the Weekly Photo Challenge is a gathering at the treehouse! Hope you enjoy this entry. . . The first …
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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. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. Weekly Photo Challenge: Eye Spy (I)

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    Friday 04 December, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    I don’t believe it… yet again I’ve found having just used a particular photo on my blog, out comes a …
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  13. 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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  14. Depth of field

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    Tuesday 01 December, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    In my trying to get a bit more adventurous with Mr Camera here, I’m having a go at some different stuff this autumn, …
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  15. Macro Monday: Giraffe’s eyelashes

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    Monday 30 November, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    How about this as my entry for Macro Monday this week. It’s a rather interesting close-up shot of the eyelashes …
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  16. Life-jackets for sale

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    Wednesday 25 November, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Trousers Shoes Life Jackets Car tyre inner-tubes . . These are the items you’ll see on sale here today. Trousers …
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  17. Pavement café bar, Turkish style

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    Tuesday 24 November, 2015 by Uncle Spike

  18. Who’s a pretty boy then?

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    Sunday 22 November, 2015 by Uncle Spike

  19. Weekly Photo Challenge: Trio (II)

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    Saturday 21 November, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Isn’t it always the way, you post an image one day, and the next day up pops a photo challenge …
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  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. Wordless Wednesday ~ Like my crown?

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    Wednesday 18 November, 2015 by Uncle Spike

  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. Birds on a Wire

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    Tuesday 10 November, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    In trying to play around a bit more with photography, the nearest I have to a hobby away from daily …
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  25. Weekly Photo Challenge: Ornate (I)

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    Friday 06 November, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s first entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge was something I took last Friday after prayers at the …
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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. 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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  28. Weekly Photo Challenge: Extraordinary (I)

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    Friday 16 October, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    DEAD MANAKIN…? This week’s first entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge was an extraordinary sight alright! On a family visit …
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  29. Weekly Photo Challenge: Blur (I)

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    Friday 03 April, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s first entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge was taken in a road tunnel between Aydın and Izmir …
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  30. Weekly Photo Challenge: Depth (III)

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    Sunday 01 February, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s third entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is an image showing two buddies; one out of the water, and …
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  31. Roadtrip: İzmir-Manisa-Akhisar

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    Sunday 14 December, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    During the ‘bayram’ or holiday/festival that marks the end of Ramadan this year (so that would be early August this …
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  32. İZMİR…. Final Odd Stuff

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    Sunday 07 December, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    After what, some 13 posts covering our short stay in İzmir for Ramadan Eid back in August, THIS is the …
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  33. İZMİR…. Rooftops & Sundown

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    Wednesday 03 December, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Living as I do in the rural southwest of Turkey, I don’t get to see many rooftops, apart from a …
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  34. Weekly Photo Challenge: Angular (II)

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    Saturday 22 November, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s second entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is a monument to Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder and first president …
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  35. İZMİR…. On The Aegean

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    Sunday 02 November, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Back to my look at İzmir, the third largest city in Turkey, positioned on our western coast, but set right …
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  36. İZMİR…. Birdlife

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    Thursday 16 October, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    I’m a bit of a nature lover, as you might have guessed, having aborted the prescribed lifestyle of the modern …
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  37. İZMİR…. Fishing Industry

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    Tuesday 14 October, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    In my previous post on the city of İzmir, I mentioned that there was a fishing industry… well, yes there …
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  38. İZMİR…. Karşıyaka

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    Thursday 09 October, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Continuing with my look at the northern suburbs of İzmir, our third largest city by populace in the Turkish Republic, …
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  39. Weekly Photo Challenge: Signs (V)

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    Tuesday 07 October, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s fifth and final entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is a sort of sign, it was some graffiti adorned to …
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  40. İZMİR…. @ Past Midnight

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    Sunday 05 October, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Our stay in İzmir was at the end of July this year, so a pretty ‘warm’ time of year to …
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  41. Flying Overhead

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    Wednesday 01 October, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    I adore flying ! But alas not something that I’ve had the fortune to do since our honeymoon. . But is …
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  42. İZMİR…. Not all cramped streets

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    Saturday 27 September, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    . This is another in my series of looks at İzmir, the large coastal city on the Aegean (western) coast …
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  43. İZMİR…. Walking @ 06:00

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    Thursday 25 September, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    During that recent stay in İzmir, as mentioned before, the country life doesn’t leave ones soul just because you happen …
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  44. What’s On Your Balcony?

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    Wednesday 24 September, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Did you spot the ‘something not quite right’? If not, well, look again at the lower balcony centre/left… . Now …
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  45. What’s ‘not quite right’ here?

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    Tuesday 23 September, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Something in this image is a little out of the ordinary…. just not quite right…. Can you spot it? . …
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  46. İZMİR…. City Sunrise

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    Sunday 21 September, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    You can take the country boy (lad, guy, man, old git – delete as appropriate) to a city, but I still …
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  47. Tunnel Vision

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    Saturday 20 September, 2014 by Uncle Spike

  48. İZMİR…. And The Seagulls

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    Wednesday 17 September, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    One of the interesting aspects of our visit to the city of İzmir, was the birdlife that I found all …
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  49. “No Malcolm, it’s this way!”

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    Sunday 14 September, 2014 by Uncle Spike

  50. İZMİR…. A Brief Visit

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    Thursday 11 September, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    A while ago, Clan Spike spent a few days in the city of İzmir, on the west coast of Turkey. …
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