Natalie, owner of TurkishTravelBlog.com, sent me an email the other week asking if I would contribute to a collection of photos she was compiling. She wanted images of Turkey from a wide group of resident and travelling bloggers. Particularly she wanted Our Turkey, the image that to us defines our view of Turkey.
She published the article a couple of days ago and you can find it here – Amazing Pictures of Turkey
The choices my fellow bloggers made are surprising and delightful and amazingly varied. There isn’t a single Efes bottle amongst them! Together they give a picture of Turkey that is more varied than you would think and whilst there are beautiful shots of Mount Nemrut and Ephesus that stir the soul and inspire awe there are also up close and personal shots that are glimpses into the life we live here and what matters to us.
My choice was tough, my image library is bursting with pictures of Turkey, but I ended up choosing this image.
Karen says “I have a thousand images of Turkey, everything from the poppies blooming between the cherry trees in spring to the early morning light on the mirror flat waters of Bafa Lake to the village women gathered around the communal cauldron on a wedding morning cooking for 300 over an open fire. And they all represent an aspect of Turkey to me. But more than anything, for me, this picture of the hills fading away in layers of tone will always be my image of Turkey. This is my Turkey, more subtle than you would think! It’s a view I see every day and I always lose myself in it”
Thanks to Natalie for coming up with this idea, I think it is lovely, and I’m glad I could contribute. And thanks to all my fellow bloggers for contributing as well and seeing the things other people don’t and recording them.