This is a catalog, of sorts, of my travel photography exhibit at Icebox Gallery in Minneapolis, March 25-July 29, 2017. Hours are Thursday-Friday from 10-6, and Saturdays from 12-5. The gallery is also open by appointment. Call 612.788.1790. If you are in town, please come see it. Check the Icebox website for more information. 1. […]
We went into the restaurant in the old section of Istanbul just so I could take this picture. We ended up staying for supper. The fish was wonderful.
The thing about the Grand Bazaar, Istanbul is that it’s actually full of stuff that you do want to buy. We bought spices, nuts, three paintings, and two carpets, and thoroughly enjoyed the process. I consider myself very lucky that I got out of Mehmet’s shop with only two carpets. Hey, I was going to […]
There have been many times many times in our travels when I have been speechless. Looking up at this ceiling in the Blue Mosque of Istanbul is one of them. That’s not paint up there, by the way. It is millions of little bits of ceramic. The whole ceiling is a mosaic that must have […]
We met a very nice gentleman in Istanbul…well, he was trying to sell us carpets and tours…but we did get a little walking tour of old Istanbul as part of the sales pitch. And part of that tour was dropping in on his granddaughter’s birthday party. The party hadn’t really started yet, but we got […]
I probably made about 50 exposures while I was in the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, and didn’t like any of them until I put the camera on a short platform and took a long exposure. I don’t really like the lights they’ve hung there, but seen from a different perspective, they aren’t so bad.
The piers at the town of Anadolu Kavagi, Turkey, at the end of the Bosphorus near the mouth of the Black Sea, was lined with fishing boats–and excellent fresh fish restaurants. I watched this man work on his nets for about ten minutes. From the look of the enormous pile of net in front of […]
Below is a list of the Unesco World Heritage sites we’ve been to as of February 2013. (It could be considered an adjunct to this page.) We’ll probably get to a dozen more, at least, this year. At that rate, I’ll have seen them all about the time I’m 135 years old. Unesco World Heritage […]
It’s awfully hard to walk through the Grand Bazaar without coming out with some carpets and a few other works of art. At least it was for us.
The cave churches of Cappadocia, Turkey were built and decorated over several centuries. This 13th Century fresco is indicative of the latest and highest state of the art.