Friday, January 6, 2012

Ankara

Down the street
A few weeks ago I spent a few days in Ankara, the national capitol of Turkey. I was there for work meetings so I had very little time to explore, but here are a few shots I managed to get. This first one was a winding street next to a restaurant where we stopped for lunch. It reminded me of streets in India and Nepal for some reason.

Market
Dried fruit and nuts at a local market. I'm still trying to find time to visit the spice market here in Istanbul, I hear it is amazing.

Veggie Plate
This may be the best meal I've had here in Turkey yet - an amazing veggie plate. (Yes, Mom, your kid who hated vegetables has finally grown up.)

Overhead
Looking up - I loved the grid lines and circles, with just a hint of the sky above.

I've been reading through the best of 2011 music lists and I've loved how much attention The Civil Wars is getting, one of my favorite discoveries this year, here's their  Poison & Wine.


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11 comments:

tinajo said...

All of that food looks amazing, I sure would love to taste everything! :-)

Nicole said...

That veggie plate looks good to me and I'm still not a veggie lover.

Caroline said...

So wish I had made it to Ankara while I was in Turkey (but I was advised to stay away...there was some civil unrest at the time I was there). The vegetables look amazing!

Dorian Susan said...

Love that first shot down the alley and can see how that circle against lines caught your eye. As for the veggies....I still need to grow up.

Valeria said...

OMG the food !!! I need that Meza

Karen said...

I love traveling the world with you. I'd love the recipes for all those amazing looking dips for the vegetables. It looks simply delicious!

Josie said...

Yum, that food looks delish!

lisa said...

Jamie, this veggie plate looks soooooo delicious!!!

blue elephant photography said...

yum that veggie plate looks super good!

Tezzie said...

Sigh...Turkish food...SO good!! And, fun to see another part of Turkey :) Seriously...see if they'll send you to Cappadocia on business. (I know...not exactly 'where it's all happenin'...but it's the most incredible place I've ever been. Truly. And, I've been to a few ;))

iris said...

I lived in Ankara for 4 months! It's a good city if you don't want to see any tourists. So a great place to improve your Turkish skills :)

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