Where to begin? As usual I’m unable to limit myself to a single photo. My first photo is somewhat of a set-up. This is my brother, Phil, behind the counter at my parent’s dry cleaning plant in Lethbridge, Alberta. This picture was taken long after he and I worked at the cleaners, but this was an every day event for many, many years of my life. Even when I wasn’t working, this is where my family hung out.
Next I’ll take you to the other side of the world to peek at everyday life in Turkey. I have many fond memories of my visits to Turkey, and enough photos that I could probably use them exclusively for my photo challenges. Of course, that would be too easy. My first Turkish photo shows people on the grounds of Topkapi Palace in Istanbul. I think that Turkish people are very good about getting out to enjoy their national treasures on a regular basis.
Next we’re whisking over to Eastern Turkey. I think these next photos were taken near Urfa and all show aspects of everyday life.
These last photos were taken in the country near Adiyaman. My tour group was fortunate to come across this fabulous group of people who were gathered to milk the sheep and goats, as they do twice a day, every day. They were gracious enough to allow our group to wander about and take pictures. Their hospitality was genuine and made for an incredibly good time! We had so much fun – I’m grinning as I go through these photos.