This Nile Turtle arrived for breakfast every morning at the Longhouse Inn Hotel by the riverside in Dalyan. It was fed on any leftover eggs (scrambled and boiled). Some establishments on the riverside lure the species with chicken skin in order to attract more customers, a practice which is in fact harmful to this secretive turtle which is unable to digest this food alien to its natural diet. I would imagine eggs aren't great for it to be eating every day either…Read More
One morning while vacationing in Istanbul, I heard a chainsaw in the street. I tried to ignore it but it was a really intrusive noise and I wondered what was taking such a hammering. Curiosity got the better of me and I looked out of the window and was shocked to see a man cutting down the large Acacia tree (I think), in the yard of the house opposite…Read More
I went to the British Museum yesterday. In the Great Court, the very first monumental sculpture you encounter is the magnificent Lion of Knidos.
A set of photographs from the Topkapi Imperial Palace in Istanbul.
Here's another video from a recent trip to Turkey, which I shot in 4k with my iPhone 7. This is of a short boat trip on the beautiful Azmak River in Akyaka in the Gulf of Gököva in Turkey. I recommend trying to watch it in HD (4K) if you can. It's really worth it...
This channel for guiding rainwater into a little drain is in the Imperial Harem complex in the Topkapi Palace, Istanbul.
Kaymaklı Underground City is contained within the citadel of Kaymaklı in the Central Anatolia Region of Turkey. First opened to tourists in 1964, the village is about 19 km from Nevşehir, on the Nevşehir-Niğde road...Read More
We were in the Mesale café in the Arasta Bazaar in Istanbul. The band assembled first, tuned up and then started playing some sublime music. Then the Dervish came up and performed his whirling dance.
One morning while at repose, I heard a chainsaw in the street. I tried to ignore it but it was a troublesome and intrusive noise and I wondered what was taking such a hammering. Curiosity got the better of me...Read More
These are the 17 photographs I uploaded to my daily photo diary on Blipfoto from my trip to Turkey in September 2014...Read More
In June 2013, we took a day-boat to Sedir Island, also known as Cleopatra Island. After some time exploring the island, the boat readied for the journey back. As it turned in the water, it's propellor churned up the shallow, sandy seabed.
Cleopatra Island is a small island in the Gulf of Gökova in the southwestern Aegean Sea off the coast of Ula, Turkey. According to legend, Anthony and Cleopatra swam here and the sands were brought by ships from North Africa. It has been said that this type of sand can only be found in Egypt.
This is video of a trip across the Bosphorus from Karaköy in the north-west across the straits to Kadiköy in the south-east. Made mainly with an iPhone 4S, in April 2014.
Music: "Eastminster" by Kevin MacLeod
Well I've done it. Just uploaded the last of the photos selected from my trip to Istanbul in April. 205 images selected from 519 taken in total...Read More
A peacock has a standoff with a young kitty. The cat is just fascinated by the peacock's feathers but the bird isn't having any of it. The rustling you hear is the sound of it's feathers - part of it's display, or a warning to the cat maybe. The cat is distracted by a human and the peacock makes it's move. It's all over very quickly.
These are some pages from my old passport. It was issued in 1980 when I was 16, but by 1984 I had changed so much that I got a new photo added. I'm amazed by how I looked thirty years ago. Not like I remember. Much better. If I knew then, etc...Read More
These are the eleven photos I took for my daily photo journal while on a trip to Istanbul in April 2014. To these I'll add a selection of the rest I took (from about 500 in total) in an album on flickr.Read More
June 2013 - another visit to Turkey to see friends in Istanbul and then to spend some time on the lovely south coast soaking in the rays, swimming in the warm, blue sea and taking some photographs.
Here's a very small selection of the photos from the trip, and you can see the full set of 75 photos, which I've just finished uploading, on Flickr. I've really tried to be discerning and selective about the photos I chose, so have managed to pare the set right down from over 500, for a change. Hopefully, it's a sign of my improvement as a photographer.