several silhouettes

Here’s my submission for the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo challenge. I’m desperately trying to put together some photos to order a book. I purchased it about a year ago and of course the offer will expire soon. Apparently I don’t always work better with a deadline! I’ve decided to print a book with photos from my most recent visit to Turkey, so that’s where I looked for the challenge photos.

Galata Tower from the water


tiny skylights

window grill

cat behind grill

inside the harem


Okay – I’m throwing in my 2 cents worth. I tried the new editor and so far am not impressed. I don’t have time to play with this and learn the nuances necessary to use a new system now! WordPress – why don’t you ask first?



weekly photo challenge : extra, extra

Here’s what I found for the weekly photo challenge. I was not able to contain myself to one or two photos so here are a few of my favourites. First photo shows an extra delicate flower, then an extra lovely view of the harbour from the castle in Bodrum, Turkey.delicate flower harbour sceneHere’s an extra delicious looking pan of baklava.pan of baklava

I loved this extra tranquil view from our hotel window in Bodrum. We spent one day out on a boat where brave souls were able to swim in the extra beautiful blue Mediterranean.tranquil view in Bodrum beautiful water of the Mediterraneanbrave diverOn a Bosphorus excursion from Istanbul, we saw an extra-large Turkish flag – one of many on display. The end of our boat trip was extra windy, as you can see from the horizontal position of the giant soccer flag hanging under a bridge.large Turkish flag soccer flag blowing under a bridgeTruthfully our entire trip was extra special, but I really should get some work done now. Hope you’ve enjoyed my sampling of “extras”.

Galata Tower

I’m sorting photos and wanting to post from my Turkish travels. I’ve given up on managing any kind of order and have decided to simply post whatever catches my attention. While in Istanbul with my daughter, Christine, and her friend, Olivia, we stayed at an airbnb apartment near the Galata Tower. Late one afternoon Christine and I stood in line to climb the tower and take in the views. There was a line up to get into the building and pay admission, a wait for the elevator, and a solid mass of people moving around the tiny balcony that surrounds the tower. there is only one door out to the balcony so you are able enjoy the views in all directions. Our timing was perfect, as the waits weren’t too long and we caught the setting sun.looking up the tower our neighborhood view2 view of Topkapi view1 galata bridge view 3 taking photos start of sunset sunsetRather than wait for the elevator, Christine and I walked down the tower stairs – the path less travelled and much more interesting.

walking downHere’s our view of the Galata Tower in the early evening. I’m glad we chose to stay in this charming neighbourhood in Istanbul.Galata Tower


weekly photo challenge : split-second story

Here’s my interpretation of this week’s photo challenge. I took this photo while in Istanbul, where there are dogs and cats in abundance. With my well honed cat photography skills I was able to capture some fine, furry photos.

I’m not sure that this is the best interpretaion of split-second story, but it’s the best I can come up with and cats