Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Turkey

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I love the sea…where life begins…  And what a beautiful start to our visit to Turkey.

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I don’t even begin to know what pictures to show you…I loved Istanbul…I never would have guessed. 

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The Blue Mosque.

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Early….fish market. We might have been a little lost here….but only for a minute or so.

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We were headed to the Spice Market….look at all these beautiful colors!

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I just had to get some of these lovely freshly dried teas!

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Do you have your cup of joe?…(this is a long post.)

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Just outside the Spice Market…a Mosque, with the tall minarets.

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The interior was millions of little tiny mosaics…..everywhere! Italy 260 

These photographers do not do justice to these beautiful tiles!

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After a cup of real Turkish coffee (yum) we were fortified enough to hit the Markets again.

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Look how fresh everything is!!!

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A floating kitchen, just under the bridge, we crossed to the market.

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Safely back home, again. 

 

 

 

9 comments:

  1. Probably my favorite stop of all.

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  2. Those fruits are to die for. Did you try any? The spices look so delicious. I hope you got some to try. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. What a fabulous place that looks like to visit!!! Those spices....the teas...the produce...wow!!! The mosque..the tiles, the mosaics....so divine! I think I walked all through Italy with my chin on my chest in awe.....and I would surely have done the same in Turkey!!!
    Lovely!!
    Kris

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  4. Oh my goodness! The architecture is stunning and the produce looks so much better than anything I've ever seen around here.

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  5. Wow, now I want to go!! Did you bring home lots of spices and teas? Your pictures were gorgeous!!!

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  6. I agree with Junebug..I want to go! did you think the cruise was a good way to go.

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  7. Oh my goodness, the market looks so beautiful and everything looks delicious!!!

    I love the architecture....so beautiful.
    We only went to Kusadasi, Turkey....wish we could have seen Istanbul....it's so beautiful.

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  8. Oh my goodness....how beautiful that country is!

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  9. Wow! I wish our Farmers Markets would look that beautiful. Stunning.

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