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Ancient Roman glass work at Tokat Museum, Turkey.
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Was Tower of Babel in Cappadocia?

The Tower of Babel forms the focus of a story told in the Book of Genesis of the Bible. According to the story, a united humanity of the generations following the Great Flood, speaking a single language and migrating from the east, came to the land of Shinar.

Mars ? ... Venus ? ... or Earth ?

Mars ? ... Venus ? ... or Earth ?, originally uploaded by voyageAnatolia.

Global Warming and Climate Change. Erosion and desertificaion area near Davutoglan, Nallihan, Ankara, Turkey.

Home Sweet Home

Two storks waking up early in the morning at their "honeymoon suit" on a high power transmission tower. Electricity? Mortgage, refinancing? Who cares! Your dark eyes only!

Happy Valentine's Day ...

Tango at sunset: Kiss and love dance of Podiceps cristatus Great Crested Grebes at Lake Mogan, Ankara.

In the World of Reflections and Silhouettes

Ducks floating at the blue forest and lake in the fantasy world of reflections and silhouettes. Dusk at Lake Sünnet at Bolu Mountains near Göynük in a snowy winter day. No effect in this picture... Just upside down. Is what we called reality a reflection too?

Life inside Turkish nomad tent home: Yurt

A yurt is a portable, bent wood-framed dwelling structure traditionally used by Turkic nomads in the steppes of Central Asia. The structure comprises a crown or compression wheel (tüýnük) usually steam bent, supported by roof ribs which are bent down at the end where they meet the lattice wall (again steam bent). The top of the wall is prevented from spreading by means of a tension band which opposes the force of the roof ribs. The structure is usually covered by layers of fabric and sheeps-wool felt for insulation and weatherproofing.

The word "yurt" comes originally from a Turkic word referring to the imprint left in the ground by a moved yurt, and by extension, sometimes a person's homeland, kinsmen, or feudal appanage. The term came to be used in reference to the physical tent-like dwellings only in other languages. In modern Turkish the word "yurt" is used as the synonym of homeland.


Turkish Yurt at the Castle of Nigde.

Cicim: Traditional Turkish C…