|Early April in Turkey means that the Tulips are almost past their peak.|
We learned that Tulips originated in Turkey and were gifted to the Dutch.
|The Blue Mosque. Buildings in Istanbul were originally built in the|
eighth century or earlier.
|I have dozens of photos of the Islamic decorations.|
Ideas for quilting.
Tthe calligraphy in the middle will be the name of the Sultan.
|First of many local animals|
|Wall decoration. Later we saw broken ceramics used to decorate buildings|
in Thailand and South East Asia.
|My Turkish carpet adventure. The one in the middle is silk while the|
outside two are wool, natural dyes, and made in Kurdish Turkey.
|Weekend festivities going into the park.|
Not real guns or ammunition.
|Remnants of the old wall|
|Ancient (B.C.) jewelery that would be current today.|
|Later we learned how to make these circular wine jugs.|
|Alexander the Great|
|This one was restored to show the original colours|
|View from our hotel rooftop.|
|Meeting Calypso, our home for the next six months|
|Nico and Mikkel our guides. Amazing meals came from this kitchen|
|Troy. Very quick visit during pouring rain.|
|Check my post on "flowers for our guests"|
|Retail therapy. The lovely scarf I am wearing was hand tatted by this lady.|
|Goreme. Watching the hot air balloons from the comfort of our|
lounge chairs with coffee in hand.
|Master potter. This is the process of making the donut shaped wine jugs.|
|Surviving the cold at 2500 meters.|
|Next morning, the view was stellar.|
|It didn't take a lot to get the Brits and Aussies playing a bit of footy.|