Wednesday, December 31, 2008

thank you & happy new year

Friends, CDP members, visitors; this photoblog was one of my resolutions last year and thanks to you, it turned in to the most motivating new year's resolution to keep.
This is priceless and I would like to thank all of you personally for appreciating the things that caught my eye.
May you all have a great year...

Friday, December 26, 2008

luminous times

Stripes of contrasting new year's colors.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

luminous times

A large gathering of Christmas luminaries...

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

luminous times

Merry Christmas, everybody! May your days be filled with love and light...

Friday, December 19, 2008


Çiftlikköy, Çeşme, İzmir
The two are better than the one...
*I'll be in Istanbul till Wednesday; will try to post from there.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

lone boat

Great place and time to enjoy the view...

Wednesday, December 17, 2008


Bornova, Izmir
Rural farming in the middle of the city.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

safe zone

Nazarköy Village, Kemalpasa, Izmir
A wall tile detail from a house in the village made up of traditional Evil Eye Beads.

Monday, December 15, 2008


Nazarköy Village, Kemalpasa, Izmir
The making of handcrafted "Evil Eye Bead" today in a traditional way at Nazarköy village.

Friday, December 12, 2008


Karaburun, Izmir
One of the small restaurants on the waterfront where you can eat fresh seafood.

Thursday, December 11, 2008


Experimenting with different textures continues...

Wednesday, December 10, 2008


Experimenting with different textures...

Tuesday, December 9, 2008


Like two different worlds...

Monday, December 8, 2008

a bright day

Kitchenette, Izmir
It was a bright and rainy morning on Sunday; we had a satisfying breakfast at the beginning of a long, whole week holiday.

Friday, December 5, 2008

by the sea

Ciftlikkoy, Cesme, Izmir
Quiet and peaceful, yet only fifty minutes from the city center...

Thursday, December 4, 2008

in forest

Walking among the tall trees...

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

good mood

Karsiyaka, Izmir
Walking along the Karsiyaka promenade, refreshing breeze helps to recover...

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

kinetic landscape

Cesme, Izmir is a photographic community where owners of Four Thirds camera equipment can share their very best photos for review by other members. Besides rating and commenting other member's images and writing articles, users can participate in photo competitions every month.
November 2008 competition theme was "Out of the Box": In trying to get the members to shoot a different style of photography, photo entries must be in the style of someone else's photos (I've chosen Horst Schmier's style for my entry) .
I am so happy for winning an extremely close race together with Jyh-Lurn Chang in the November competition with above image.

Monday, December 1, 2008

the gate

Karsiyaka, Izmir
A scene from one of the elements of Human Rights Memorial done by painter and sculptor Bihrat Mavitan in 1992.

Friday, November 28, 2008

along the promenade

Kordonboyu, Izmir
It's a popular spot for fishers in the early morning.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

heal by sea

Cesme, Izmir
Here I feel much better now.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

ray of light

Cesme, Izmir
And I feel like I just got home...

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

bus stop

Talatpasa Boulevard, Izmir
Just missed the bus, waiting for another...

Monday, November 24, 2008

another morning

Early start time at the Port of Izmir.

Friday, November 21, 2008

end of the night

Grande Place, Brussels
My time was short, just a night, but well spent.

Thursday, November 20, 2008


Manneken Pis : Brussles' pissing little man
A must-see for anyone visiting Brussels.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

brussels by night

Grande Place, Brussels
Glad I followed signposts to La Grand Place and saw probably, one of the most beautiful squares in Europe.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


Dome of Brussels Palace of Justice
While walking on Avenue de la Toison d'Or, I noticed a giant wooden installation "CITYSCAPE" by Belgian artist Arne Quinze. From a distance, bilateral relation between another notable landmark of Brussels, The Law Courts building, which is under a massive restoration, was interesting.

Monday, November 17, 2008

city lights?

Unfortunately I couldn't get a visitor's view of the Brussels yet. But content myself with the inner view of my hotel.

Friday, November 14, 2008

cup of coffee

Model: Muhlis
One more cup of coffee for the road.
I had to take another business trip to Brussels for a couple of days. Hope I will be able to take photos and blog from there...

Thursday, November 13, 2008

happy face

A sincere smile brings goodness to life...

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

foggy road

Nice to drive when the fog comes on roads, but still be more carefull...

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

old faithful

Odemis, district of Izmir
It does have something that a newer bike doesn't...

Monday, November 10, 2008

tough guys

Yıldızburnu, Cesme, Izmir
Fishing is a hard job, but somebody's gotta do it.

Friday, November 7, 2008


Cesme, Izmir
Try to find joy in little things. Have a great weekend!

Thursday, November 6, 2008


Kemeralti, Izmir
Can you see signs of hope for the future after a long period of difficulty?

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

other side

Karaburun, Izmir
These two trees probably have had very different experiences.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

flying at sunset

A real joy to view...

Monday, November 3, 2008


Is there such a thing as limited freedom?

Friday, October 31, 2008


Karaburun, Izmir
Everyone needs a good guide to help them achieve their goals.

Thursday, October 30, 2008


Kordonboyu, Izmir
Yesterday, during the republic day celebrations, children watch as parade participants march past...

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

republic day

Kordonboyu, Izmir
85 years ago today, on October 29, 1923, the Turkish constitution was amended and Turkey became a republic. Every year on this day, the founding of the independent republic is remembered throughout the country.
In Izmir, the spectacular celebrations include the march past of armed forces, massive parades, fireworks and air force flyby.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

give it a rest

Upper floor of Sailor's Meydan Hotel in Alacati, Cesme
We all need to catch our breath sometimes...
blogger/blogspot hosting service ban seems to have ended in Turkey.
Thanks so much for great support and concern my blogger friends!

Monday, October 27, 2008


They are there to lend you a helping hand, they don't ask for anything in return...

Sunday, October 26, 2008


Mixed with reactions of surprise, deep disappointment and concern...

Friday, October 24, 2008

morning breeze

The stillness of the new morning was broken only by the sound of soft breeze...

Thursday, October 23, 2008

summer memories

Summer is a good time to make memories...

Wednesday, October 22, 2008


A good friend and a very talented allround artist Blognote just surprised and honored me with "Blogging Friends Forever Award". Thank you so much Diederick...
Now it is my turn to give the award to five other bloggers according to following rules:
1. Only five people are allowed
2. Four have to be dedicated followers of your blog
3. One has to be someone new or recently new to your blog and live in another part of the world
4. You must link back to whoever gave you the award
Well, I would like to present the same award, although it's very hard to select only five:

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

breakfast time

Gundogdu Square, Izmir
Birds should be fed daily and during severe weather, twice-a-day feeding is often...

Monday, October 20, 2008

the visit

Konak Metro Station, Izmir
I wondered what the ambiance will be like, so excited when I saw my photo up there.