Tuesday, September 30, 2008

into the gray

Fethiye Ölüdeniz (Blue Lagoon)
At a location on the worldwide known trekking road called "Lycian Way".

Monday, September 29, 2008


Gulf of Gökova
I know the scene looks a bit crazy. Can anyone guess what is going on?

Friday, September 26, 2008


Bornova, Izmir
Going on a trip this coming Saturday. I'll be away for a week but i'll try to update my blog.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

the old man and the sea

Boyalik Bay, Cesme, Izmir
There is a place down by the sea-shore, where he always went at such times...

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

autumn ride

Enjoying the ride and the autumn weather.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

running after her song

Boyalik Bay, Cesme, Izmir
They say that the muscles are filled with memories and emotions...

Monday, September 22, 2008

the library

Celsus Library, Ephesus Ancient City
The statues in the niches of the library columns symbolize wisdom (Sophia), knowledge (Episteme), intelligence (Ennoia) and valor (Arete).

Friday, September 19, 2008

the fountain

Fountain of Trajan, Ephesus Ancient City
The fountain, named after the Emperor Trajan is located on the right side of Curetes Street.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

the gate

Hadrian Temple, Ephesus Ancient City
One of the best preserved and most beautiful structures on Curetes Street.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008


Something needs to change and it needs to happen real soon...

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

like father, like daughter

Boyalik Bay, Cesme, Izmir
When I was a kid, I've always wanted to dive as far down as I could swim and touch the bottom of the sea.

Monday, September 15, 2008

sea kid

Boyalik Bay, Cesme, Izmir
He could spend hours in the water...

Friday, September 12, 2008

welldone welcome

Friedrichshafen, Germany
Where else can kids have the chance to watch model zeppelins? It was a pleasure to watch young eyes grow big with excitement...
This is the last photo in Friedrichshafen series. Have a great weekend!

Thursday, September 11, 2008


Friedrichshafen, Germany
The zeppelin holds a special place in Friedrichshafen and the hangar, where zeppelins float inside is an impressive sight.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008


Friedrichshafen, Germany
An iron statue of a an apple tree.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

zeppelin ride

Friedrichshafen, Germany
The Zeppelin flights from Friedrichshafen rides over Lake Constance with its shorelines and islands and to the south the mountains of Switzerland.

Monday, September 8, 2008

someone you know

Friedrichshafen, Germany

As you grow older and mature, you soon realize that more than just famous people can be role models to you like Diederick. As some of you might know from his blog Aronaeveryday, he is a great man and friend.

It is always a pleasure to see him. I enjoyed the time we spent together in Friedrichshafen and hope we can meet again very soon...

Wednesday, September 3, 2008


Friedrichshafen, the town of the Zeppelin airship.
Going away, flying to Germany, Friedrichshafen for a couple of days. I will try to post from there...

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

the goodbye walk

Boyalik Bay, Cesme, Izmir
Taking long goodbye walks on the beach at the beginning of September is a necessary "end of summer" ritual.

Monday, September 1, 2008

İlhan Berk (1918 – 2008)

Turkey’s greatest experimental poet İlhan Berk died at the age of 90.

Visiting the beloved widow of the dead poet

"Books, papers," she said, "wherever I lay
My hand. Here the beginning of an unfinished poem,
But here another that's miraculously complete.
In this poem the sky was growing pale,
And in this other one a street
Came and went;
and such was our life together."

Her voice
That seemed to come from very far
Wandered in those rooms that silence had crushed.
But then she showed us a book that had stayed
Open on his desk, the last one he had thumbed:
"He was seated there, reading this book,
And then we saw it slip away from his hands.
That was all."
And that's what she said,
Concealing her face behind her hands as if
The shadow of a passing cloud had crumpled her features.

Poem by İlhan Berk
Translated by Anne-Marie Toscan du Plantier and Edouard Roditi