Friday, February 29, 2008

patience, patience, patience...

İzmir, Çeşme
Fishing requires patience. It's not for everyone...

Thursday, February 28, 2008

a placid bay

İzmir, Çeşme, Boyalık Bay
A serene sky and a bright blue sea...

Wednesday, February 27, 2008


İzmir, Çeşme
Sit back and enjoy the boat ride...

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

that tree...

İzmir, Karaburun
A lonely life by the sea...

Monday, February 25, 2008

prime fishing time

İzmir, Çeşme
The sea was completely calm in Saturday; so it was a perfect day for a fishing trip.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

gone swimming...

İzmir, Çeşme, Boyalık Bay
Will you able to resist the Aegean Sea's attraction?

Saturday, February 23, 2008

golden sun

İzmir, Çeşme
A golden orange sky and massive glowing yellow sunrise at the beginning of the day...

Friday, February 22, 2008


İzmir, Çeşme
The weather at the time was fine and serene...

Thursday, February 21, 2008

night flight

İzmir, Çeşme
Seagulls flying into the night.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

left my soul there...

İzmir, Çeşme, Boyalık Bay
"I left my soul there,
Down by the sea
I lost control here
Living free..."
Morcheeba - The Sea

Tuesday, February 19, 2008


İzmir, Çeşme
Sailing on a calm sea is a great way to end the perfect day.

Monday, February 18, 2008


İzmir, Kordonboyu Promenade
How the weather affects your mood? While capturing this, I felt a kind of anxiety about the world in general.

Sunday, February 17, 2008


İzmir, Çeşme, Boyalık Bay
Do you think that the jetty is an ugly concrete structure?

Saturday, February 16, 2008


Pilgrims leaving offerings at grates -which are a kind of spiritual message board- on a wall outside the House of the Virgin Mary close by Ephesus near Izmir, where some believe the Virgin Mary spent her final years.

Friday, February 15, 2008

just walking...

İzmir, Kordonboyu
You can spend hours just walking up and down the lengthy waterfront called the Kordonboyu.

Thursday, February 14, 2008


Once believed that on February 14th, Mother Nature calls all the birds together to choose their mates. This tradition of birds on St. Valentine's Day led to the idea that men and women would do the same.
Happy Valentine's Day!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008


İzmir, Çeşme
Just between the day and night, staring at the sea, when the moon is full...

Tuesday, February 12, 2008


On the way from Çeşme to Chios...

Monday, February 11, 2008


İzmir, Kordonboyu
Walking along the sparkling deep blue Aegean Sea...

Sunday, February 10, 2008

winter breeze

İzmir, Çeşme, Boyalık Bay
Finally I feel the air is colder now and winter's here. The wind was crisp, my hands hurt by the bites of cold...

Saturday, February 9, 2008


İzmir, Çeşme, Çiftlikköy
Winter sea color palette...

Friday, February 8, 2008

coffee time

İzmir, Çeşme
Coffee time has a strong and active presence in the community. Even though many of the rituals of drinking coffee are not prevalent in modern Turkish customs, coffee still remains a major part of our culture.
Have you ever tried Turkish Coffee before?

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Sheldon Brown: 1944-2008

Just heard the sad news that bicycle technical guru, internet legend and community treasure Sheldon Brown passed away last Sunday. He was a real advocate and served as an example to all of us in cycling world. The community is richer for his having lived. He'll be missed by many...
I've learned so much from him over the years from his articles on the Harris Cyclery website.
Thank you Sheldon for all you have done for us...

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

below the sensible horizon

Esplanade in İzmir, known as Kordonboyu
İzmir's elegant Kordonboyu, the long promenade lined with cafes, restaurants, bars and shops is the ideal place to relax after a tiresome day.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008


Karaburun Peninsula, İzmir
They both live all their life with face turned to the Aegean; the sea is their companion. One still stands by to make safe the waters and the other is waiting for the return of the summer vacationers.

Monday, February 4, 2008


Seagulls over Aegean Sea following our boat, patiently waiting for a snack.

Sunday, February 3, 2008


İzmir, Çeşme, Boyalık Bay
Early morning, under the color of serene...

Saturday, February 2, 2008


The reflection of the sun appears on a frosted wall
It was early morning in İzmir when I noticed a striking work of nature's wall art. The difference lies in the reflection of the sun...

Friday, February 1, 2008


İzmir, Çeşme, Şantiye Beach
I felt mixed emotions and had both positive and negative feelings when I noticed these battered showers that such a soft and gentle thing as water could possess such erosive capabilities, we know for a fact that this is indeed true. And I remembered Lao Tzu's quote: "Soft and yielding as it is, water is able to slowly change things that appear to be hard and inflexible."