Photos from the Turkish leg of our trip — June 16th–24th. We spent time in Istanbul and visiting archeological sites in Southwestern Turkey.

  • Barbara and Çelcuk in the bleechers
  • Changing rooms of the Theatre
  • Tourists stands beside Ephesus
  • Museum photo of statue before it was excavated
  • Cleaned up afterwards!
  • More carvings as discovered
  • Cleaned up
  • Young Warrior from Pollio Fountain
    • Head of a Man
        • Eros on a Dolphin
        • Artemis, godess of forest, hills, and fertility
        • Artemis, close up
        • Frieze from Hadrian’s Temple
        • Remains of destroyed statue of Constantine
        • Constantine’s head
        • Turkish poem
        • Gladiator
        • What a way to go!
        • Silkworm cocoons
        • Carpet weaving training at the Turkmen Weaving Center
        • Wool and Carpet pattern
        • Tamping down the individual knots
        • Carpets at the Weaving Center
        • A bowl and lid in 30 seconds!
        • Kiln after firing
        • The patterns really are hand painted. Note what she is reading.
        • Museum piece ceramics
        • Back in Instanbul, Sea of Marmara freighter parking
        • Sunday afternoon: 1/2 of Istanbul picnics on the shore, parking all over the highway
        • Our suite at the Empress Zoe for the last two days
        • Kitchen sink!
        • Happy tourist admires the view
        • Barbara & Nancy on our way to carpet shopping in the Grand Bazaar
        • The Grand Bazaar was built before Columbus on an existing market, the world’s oldest shopping mall
        • So many sizes, shapes, colors, deciding which to choose.
        • Erkan Tufekci, our friendly carpet seller
        • For the hall, an Anatolian dowry carpet
        • For our bedroom, an Anatolian “city carpet”
        • Silk carpets
        • Time for refreshments
        • High end jewelry in a Grand Bazaar window
        • Erkan and the rest of us pondering hundreds of scarves
        • This one?
        • Colorful souvenirs
        • Relaxing on our private sun deck
        • but we’re not alone
        • Final guidebook check before we leave