Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Around the 'hood

2012.04 Istanbul Easter Wknd (19 of 49)
This post is probably more for my mom than anyone else. She always likes to be able to see where her chicks live, so one Sunday I took a walk in my neighborhood in Istanbul and took a few photos to give her a tour. The neighborhood I live in roughly translates to: houses with gardens.

2012.04 Istanbul Easter Wknd (16 of 49)
That may have been true back when the area was created, but now it is more 4-5 story buildings full of apartments/flats with fenced in courtyards and maybe a little piece of grass.  The photo above is part of the bricked sidewalk and the shadow from the fence surrounding one of the courtyards on my block.

2012.04 Istanbul Easter Wknd (21 of 49)
We do most of our grocery shopping at a Carrefour a couple of blocks from home (which conveniently sets next to a crazy-busy Starbucks), on weekends these guys set up tables a sale on a busy intersection just a block from the market.

2012.04 Istanbul Easter Wknd (22 of 49)
This fruit vendor is just around the corner from us and he's always there. 7 days a week at all hours, there has never been a time I've walked by and he hasn't be sitting there. The fruits in his truck change with the season, but the truck and the man are always there.

Kat turned me on to Ed Sheeran this week and I've been listening to him a LOT - here's his Wayfaring Stranger.


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18 comments:

Diana Joy said...

Great pics. I'm like your mom also. Is it hot there?

~Kristina said...

That fruit truck looks delicious.

Karen said...

I'm always glad to see photos of where you live! What an amazing selection of fruit.

Ms. Becky said...

well first off, thanks for sharing Wayfaring Stranger. I'm only familiar with Joan's version and love that, but this is a keeper too. Very unique. I'm marveling at the shot of the fruit vendor. And imagining what would happen if someone pulled out just the one watermelon that would make the whole wall of them come tumbling down. I bet you had the time of your life there. happy week to you Jamie.

i.ikeda said...

The watermelons! How is he balancing them like that? I'd be terrified of them falling, haha.

Those buildings/flats look eerily familiar... I think they're pretty common in many parts of the world (like my sister's neighborhood in Brazil).

How cool to see the area where you live, thank you for sharing.

Joanne said...

Thanks for the tour! Looks like a peaceful place to live, I love the fruit truck. Wish we had one on my corner! One day I would love to follow you on an adventure. You have one lucky mom! Glad its me!

Jerica said...

How fun! Those first two pictures are gorgeous! Thanks for giving us a tour! I love the fruit truck too. And I definitely could not live that close to a Starbuck's. Busy or not I would make sure to have an apple caramel spice every day.

Marisa A. said...

Yummmmmm that would be dangerous for me to live that close to all that fresh produce!!! Looks beautiful though.

Selma @ Crazy Little World Of Mine said...

Cannot wait until I get to see those fruit stands again. :)

Stampmouse said...

A fruit truck at all times of the day how lucky and lucky it's not an ice cream vendor. Bgreat pics as always

Angie Willis said...

I like your 'hood Jamie! Great pictures as always.

Susan said...

Glad your Mom wants to see where you are so the others of us can tag along. I love the shot of that fruit seller-he must be a hard working man to be there everyday with such a well put together display. Hope all is well.

amy b.s. said...

that first photo is especially amazing!

Shannon@vintagerestyled said...

I always buy from the people on the street - must be the New Yorker in me! Great pics.

maureen said...

I've just caught up reading your last few posts. And wow! Your photography is fantastic. So many fabulous shots from Istanbul. I really like the one of the train outside the station. But all of them are so interesting. I have always enjoyed seeing the places you trave. But I'm curious, are you at home in the States now, or in Istanbul, or are you still hopping between?

Tat @ Mum in search said...

I want some of those watermelons!

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Your "hood" is great. Love the shadows and patterns on the walkway.

The Felix Family said...

I hope you didn't pick a Watermelon on the very bottom. That could have been a disaster. I bet it's delicious produce though. Looks like a pretty amazing neighborhood you have the chance to experience.

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