Friday, April 2, 2010

14 Photos From 2009

While organizing photos this weekend I came across several photos I haven't shared on this blog, but I still like. They were all taken by me in 2009. Here they are, hope you like them!

Gypsy flower sellers in Kadikoy, Istanbul, Turkey.
I love their mishmash of prints.
A man and wife's catch of the day in Chios, Greece.
They were quite proud, this was tonight's dinner. 
Balloons at sunrise over Goreme, Cappadocia, Turkey.
Every morning 40-50 balloons hover over the town at sunrise, 
well worth running to the roof in your pajamas.
Upon landing in a field outside Goreme, 
our balloon operators deal with the rapidly deflating balloon.
I was actually still in the basket when I took this shot.

My hometown of Naramata, BC on Christmas Day. 
That's my sis on the far dock.
The Bosphorus at sunset, Istanbul, Turkey.
My old apartment is left of the mosque.
My mom inside an old abandoned windmill, Chios Greece.
It was Mom's lifelong dream to visit Greece.
Romanian priests in Cappadocia, Turkey.
Taken outside the cave churches at the Open Air Museum in Goreme.
Woman in a church, Mytillini, Lesvos Greece. 
I love Greek churches and the people who visit them.
Mom, Mel and I all taking photos in Pyrgi, Chios, Greece.
Mel's putting her yoga skills to work. 

Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi, UAE. 
Taken from the plane. It's huge.
Sunday Morning at a cafe in Al Ain, UAE.
Almonds on ice, Cesme, Turkey.
Street treats are seasonal; iced almonds are only available in summer.
Balat, Istanbul - Tourists rarely visit 
this old Greek and Jewish area, 
but it was one of my favorite areas to wander.


  1. Rene, these are beautiful pictures!

  2. Fabulous! I actually remember you taking every picture here! I must be your Muse! (I'll be collecting my paycheque shortly!)

  3. Haha! 'Cause we were joined at the hip for a year!

  4. Absolutely lovely pics, Rene. And a story behind every one! Evidence of a life truly lived:) xo

  5. Some really good shots Rene - my favourites are the 1st and last but they're all good. Some great captures!


  6. Wonderful photos, Rene. Do you mean all those balloons go up *every* day? I especially love your picture from inside the basket. Soft, upright landing, I hope?

  7. Our landing was so soft, we landed the basket right on its trailer! From April to October all those balloons go up every single day!