Nothing ties these photos together except their location--Turkey-- and the fact that we thought they are interesting. I'm not going to comment much because I'm two countries behind!
|Galata Bridge, Istanbul|
|Gigantic potatoes baking|
|Turkish T.V. series--drama|
|Statue in the city of Van--Van cats with one blue eye and one amber eye|
Some people are still living in temporary housing.
|Beautiful mountains in eastern Turkey|
Eastern-style toilets are preferred by many Turkish people.
Here you see the essentials--ridged sides of the porcelain to place your feet (hole to the rear). no toilet paper in the holder (bring your own), green pail and water source for flushing (do-it-yourself if no flushing device) and waste-paper container for all toilet paper, etc. The toilet brush is optional, I guess.
Many americans will not use eastern toilets if there is a choice. I liked them, but if you have knee or hip problems... no way!
Anatolian shepherd dogs are independent and forceful, with acute eyesight and hearing.
|Electricity and a satellite dish says, "occupied".|
|conservative muslim community has head covering for WC|
|Bayan is Turkish for :woman"|
Tulips originated in Turkey, not Holland.
Our guide told a story of a Turkish friend who wanted to plant tulips, so she ordered "tulip bulbs from Holland" from a catalogue only to find that when the order arrived the package of bulbs stated in small print, "grown in Turkey"!.
Istanbul was celebrating it's 8th Annual tulip Festival when we we in town. They were beautiful and enjoyed by all!
|The tulip is seen on turkish scares, fabrics, tiles, etc.|
|Advertisement for Vodofone--the father and son (not shown) are using their mobile devises, the mother is in CURLERS and reading a magazine!|