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"Just be who you are, calm and clear and bright." - Richard Bach, Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah

Home from Turkey

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The splendid front door of the Ulu Cami (Great Mosque) in Bursa.

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Walking at Midas Sehri in the Phrygian Valley.

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Touring the terrace houses at Ephesus.

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Elliot pretending to bird-watch after pelting us with pebbles at Hattuşa (once the capital of the Hittite Empire).

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Walking in Cappadocia.

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Hot air balloons in Cappadocia, early morning.

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Ceiling detail of the Kirkdamalti Church in the Ilhara Valley, Cappadocia.

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The Hagia Sophia. I understand why the guidebooks say you’ll be stunned into silence.

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The Chora Church, Istanbul. This might sound odd seeing as it’s a Byzantine church, but it really is an enchanting place.

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The Baghdad Pavilion at the Topkapi Palace in Istanbul.

I’m going to try microblogging this trip—one photo and one anecdote per post. Should be fun!

2 Comments to Home from Turkey

  1. Kate's Gravatar Kate
    September 7, 2011 at 12:38 pm | Permalink

    I’m excited!
    Sad that it’s done, but excited for Turkey/Syria/Jordan/Lebanon extravaganza 2013!

  2. September 11, 2011 at 6:29 pm | Permalink

    Gorgeous!

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Hi! I'm Camille. I only write stories that could never ever happen in real life, though I do believe in real-life magic. If we were in the same room I'd fix you a cup of tea, but for now we'll have to settle for a virtual connection. I'm really glad you're here.