Thursday, 13 November 2014

"There are no foreign lands, it is the traveler only who is foreign" Robert Louis Stevenson

Walking amongst classical remains from antiquity, seeing some of the earliest Christian monuments, and strolling through yet another surreal landscape was memorable. 
Sleep deprived - will return shortly. 
Thank you for your kind and thoughtful comments on the previous post.

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  1. It looks good, have a nice time.

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  2. Just beautiful! Looking forward to some more.

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    1. Turkey is certainly full of colour

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  3. I always love your fabulous photography Rosemary. It is wonderful to see your works of art on a screen....but have you published any in books ? Jx

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    1. Your comment is very kind Janice - 'no' my photos have never been published anywhere, except here.

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  4. The colors are stunning. Can't wait for you to get a second wind!

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    1. Thank you - I too can't wait for my second wind to return, I am feeling rather fluffy headed!!!

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  5. Lovely colourful plates. Welcome back..

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    1. The plates and bowls were all handmade, and terribly cheap to buy.

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  6. Oh how I agree with this quote! And what stunning photography - you capture so much of the places you visit. Turkey must be a most wonderful place to visit. Thanks for sharing. Axxx

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    1. Glad you enjoyed the first batch of images from Turkey and thank you for your kind comment.

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  7. what memories you have captured!!! lovely

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    1. Our little digital cameras are so wonderful today for keeping our memories alive, we are fortunate.

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  8. Wonderful pictures. Enjoy - in my experience, Turks are very hospitable. Apart from their prisons, I gather.

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    1. You are right Mike, I will show a photo of our lovely Turkish driver in the next post, he made our trip special.

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  9. Dear Rosemary, Welcome home. Looks like we will be in for a treat if the above photographs are a sampling of what you experienced. Would love to see a larger photo of the shot, in the middle, second row from bottom.

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    1. Dear Gina - thank you for the kind welcome - I will make sure that I show a larger photo of that shot especially for you♡

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  10. Some super images there Rosemary,
    looking forward to hearing all about your trip.
    love the plate.
    val x

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    1. Dear Val - I am pleased that you enjoyed a brief glance at some of the images from Turkey - the plates and bowls were all handmade, very decorative, and extremely cheap too.

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  11. So beautiful! That RL Stevenson quotation is right on!

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    1. It is a good quote and I think something that is important to remember when travelling around other cultures.

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  12. Fabulous photos Rosemary. I was there this year, first on a relaxing stay at Fethiye in July and the second one we spent three days in Istanbul in August before our cruise. Simply stunning - people, food, architecture, monasteries, mosques - everything. Enjoy. P x

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    1. I visited Istanbul about five years ago, but would happily return. I think it has got to be one of my favourite cities - it is so vibrant, colourful and exciting.

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  13. What a lovely preview! I'm looking forward to your photos. Welcome back, Rosemary.

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    1. Thank you Loi for your kind welcome back - we had so many early mornings and a very short night before returning home that I have still not come to my senses properly.

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  14. Welcome back, Rosemary, and I look forward to hearing the stories behind your array of lovely images.

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    1. Dear Perpetua - I have read ALL of the lovely messages that you left for me whilst I was away - thank you very much, I did appreciate seeing them on my return.

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  15. A much needed burst of colour. Thank you Rosemary. Have you ever thought of publishing your images?

    Jean
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    1. I am pleased that you enjoyed seeing the burst of colour Jean - the Turkish weather in November is perfect for we British. It is kind of you to say about publishing my images, you have made my day.

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  16. Dear Rosemary,
    these beautiful sights are worth every minute you get sleep-deprived! You will catch up that sleep in a wink when you are safely back.

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    1. Hope that you are right Britta - the older I get the longer it takes to recover. Hopefully by the morning I shall be back to normal again.

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  17. Really beautiful ceramic, I love them.
    You have hade nice holiday in Turkey, I can see.

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    1. The handmade Turkish ceramics are fun and use a multitude of brilliant colours.

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  18. I'm seeing a Corinthian capital there — I'm looking forward to seeing more! Have a good return home, Mark

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    1. Dear Mark - there are some extraordinarily beautiful remains to be found in Turkey which I shall enjoy assembling together in due course.

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  19. What fabulous plates - souvenirs of a wonderful holiday?

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    1. I wish I could have purchased more - they were very cheap and all handmade.

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  20. Such wonderful places - methinks I see Ephesus, did you visit? If so, isn't it an amazing place? I loved Turkey and Istanbul is one of our favorite cities.

    Welcome back Rosemary - hope to see more pics when you have rested.
    Travel always wonderful, but quite tiring!
    Hugs - Mary

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    1. Dear Mary - you are spot on - you feel as if you are walking through history. Istanbul ranks high on my city list too.
      Thank you for your welcome back, they say travel broadens the mind but it does get more tiring as you get older.

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  21. Welcome back, lovely to see you again. I hope that you had a great time. Those plates are beautiful aren't they, such amazing colours. xx

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    1. Dear Amy - Thank you for your welcome back - feeling tired especially as I have several commitments to fulfil now I am home, but time will restore. The dishes and plates were delicious colours (I would loved to have carried more home with me).

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  22. At last - Blogger has let me in to see your wonderful pictures, Rosemary, and welcome back! I have been looking forward to your Turkish posts. The plates are gorgeous - I would have wanted a few of those. The antiquities and architecture are endlessly fascinating, and I can't wait to see more.

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    1. Thank you for your kind welcome back Patricia - I seem to be all fingers and thumbs at the moment, everything is a great effort. Unfortunately several things were needing our attention on our return, new window blinds fitted today to four rooms which involved dismantling the computer, printer and wifi etc so only just managed to reassemble them. Away all day tomorrow but hope to visit some blogs on Sunday.
      They are actually bowls Patricia, it is the way I photographed them from the top. We watched the man making and decorating them, but they were unbelievably cheap.

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  23. It looks and sounds like you had a lovely holiday! A beautiful collage of memories. See you back soon on the blog. Have a good weekend!

    Madelief x

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    1. Thank you Madelief - we saw lots that interested us, but are now feeling in need of a rest!!!

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  24. What a wonderful holiday...love your pictures from the country!
    Warmly,
    Titti

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    1. Thank you Titti - lovely to make contact with you again♡

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  25. Hello Rosemary
    This looks like a wonderful trip and I will look forward to reading more of your adventures.
    Sleep well
    Helen xx

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    1. Thank you Helen - I am very slowly waking up!!!

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  26. Enjoy your rest. A great set of photos and beautiful colours on the bowls.

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    1. Thank you Suzie - the bowls were lovely I could not resist them.

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  27. Amazing plates and indeed there are no foreign countries, the world has become mobile and know to everyone via the internet.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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