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Friday, July 27, 2012

Thursday's live concerts

Every Thursday during the long summer holidays free live concerts are hold in the ancient gasworks behind the harbour. A young girl holds the bouquet she received from the band singer, and keeps it tight on her heart.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Thistles drying under the merciless summer sun

Southwest Turkey, a small harbour

the small town of Bozburun is a center for classic boat production. From the jolly-boat to the 40 meter three masts, from wood to steel, all these elegant hulls cruise in the waters along the Mediterranean Sea and Aegean Sea.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

The Teashop

Tea takes a predominant part of Turkish daily life. Just not only a beverage it is a social activity as important as shaking hands. We drink tea all the day long in small glasses. Black tea from the Black-Sea region is infused in a Semaver (Samovar), a combined boiler and tea pot that allow to mix the requested amount of clear hot water to serve a tea clear, regular or dark on demand. In busy centers there is a teashop for every block. Cables hanging along the buildings allow client to use the connected interphones to order tea from the shop. Here is our years old teashop Aykut. By the way our name for tea "Çay" (pronounce Tchay) is an eastern word passing to Persian and than to Turkish, Arabic and Russian, so if you desire to drink some tea in this region of the world just ask for tchay!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

The night is red

Alsancak District at Night

First a romantic dinner in the gardens of the "Centre Culturel Français" in the restaurant La Cigale. 

Passing by the French Consulate bars and restaurant of the seaside are quiet busy.

On the promenade one can see large and small vessels and the lights of Karsiyaka (Karshyaka or cordelia in ancient time). His name means literally "the opposite shore".

At 11:00 watering starts and it becomes hard to sleep in the grass.

Streets peddlers propose cold beverage, "kuruyemis" or dried seeds and nuts or mussels filled with rice to the one who can't afford the bars and restaurants of the shoreline.