Monday, February 2, 2009

Typically Turkey

 The picture above was taken on the tram on the way to work one morning. The bread is called simit, and is a cross between a bagel and a pretzel. The boy selling these balanced the tray on the seat in front of me. He managed to sell quite a few before he reached his stop as the freshly baked simit smell filled the tram. The sun light that morning was warm and clear as our tram sped along the shores of the Bosphorus. 

I teach 2 ladies at their bank twice a week. This is the view from the meeting room we use for our class. This picture was taken months ago, in October, a week before their Republic Day. Most of the buildings in the area are decorated with flags for the day, but this was undoubtedly  the biggest.


  1. That's some flag! Neat photo.

    Mmm, the simit looks good, and is similar, I think, to what was sold on stands on Athens sidewalks when we wandered around before dawn.

  2. What beautiful photos! Thanks too, for your encouraging words over at Skinny laMinx.