Thursday, I got up having no real plan for the day. I had a Turkish lesson at 2:30, so really involving anyone else would not have been fair. So I decided to "get my big girl panties on" and go to the pazaar in Ulus, alone! I called a taxi, he picked me up -- with my little cart, I went to the pazaar. A pazaar is a "local" bazaar. They have everything and anything. I went looking for sheets -- I am fixing up my guest bedroom.
Louie, posted some pictures of something similar a while back. He was in Southern Turkey and apparently one of the large goats there had wheels on the feet. LOL! This is the first I have seen in Istanbul. These were sitting in the entrance. I was concerned about taking a picture because someone considers this "their art". What got me was the "wolf" thing with the chicken in it's mouth. I don't know what you would do with these -- do people really put them in their homes?
After finishing at the pazaar, I decided to walk down to the little village near this market. It was farther than I thought but I was not sorry. The weather was perfect! I
ended up walking in the little jewelry bazaar near the mosque. I never really knew that this area was here. I had heard of people going to Ortakoy to shop but I didn't know -- for what.
Project 64: out of the Box. As I walked toward the sea wall, I was getting pretty disappointed that I just wasn't seeing anything. It really isn't my favorite color. I can't wear it so I am not "tuned in" to it so to speak. Then I looked up and saw this fishing boat. It was apricot! I began shooting pics, moving around and suddenly I saw in my view finder the mosque and the Bosphorus Bridge in the background. I was getting looks from the fishermen -- they weren't sure they liked me taking so many pictures.
Enough about that. Monday is Valentine's Day, also, my 30th anniversary of being married to Terry. I have put a special heart for you to see. This is from the tiles that were uncovered on the porch a an affluent citizen of Ephesus. The motifs were almost in perfect condition. I really hope you enjoy seeing it and the day! I love you! (Seni Seviyorum!)
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