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Old Mosque at Tarsus

Old Mosque at Tarsus, originally uploaded by voyageAnatolia.

Old Houses at Ankara Citadel

Old Houses at Ankara Citadel, originally uploaded by voyageAnatolia.

Sunset over Railway Crossing

Railway, originally uploaded by voyageAnatolia.

Sunset over Railway Crossing at Adana Şakirpaşa.

Pianist

Pianist, originally uploaded by voyageAnatolia.

Playing piano at Music School of Hacettepe State Conservatory at Ankara.

Skylight Window

Skylight Window, originally uploaded by voyageAnatolia.Skylight window, dome and ceiling detail of Ankara Museum of Anatolian Civilizations.

Is it an Ancient Celtic Crown?

Is it an Ancient Celtic Crown?, originally uploaded by voyageAnatolia.Turkish Zarf & Russian Podstakannik

A Turkish zarf is a holder, usually of ornamental metal, for a coffee cup without a handle. Coffee was served in small cups without handles, which were placed in holders known as zarf to protect the cup and also the fingers of the drinker from the hot fluid in Ottoman times. Cups were typically made of porcelain. However since it was the holder that was more visible, it was typically more heavily ornamented.

A Russian podstakannik is a tea glass holder, most commonly made of metal with a handle. It is a traditional way of serving and drinking tea in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus.

Sunrise at Taurus Mountain Town

Fly! Fly! Catch the Sun!...

Fly! Fly! Catch the Sun!..., originally uploaded by voyageAnatolia.Flying birds at golden sunset, Lake Mogan, Ankara.

Ziraat Bank Building in Ankara

Ziraat Bank Building at Ankara, originally uploaded by voyageAnatolia.The building was designed by the Istanbulite Levantine Italian architect Giulio Mongeri in 1929, who also designed many other important buildings in Istanbul and Ankara; such as St. Antoine's Church (1906-12), Maçka Palas in Nişantaşı and the Neo-Byzantine style Karaköy Palas bank building in Karaköy (Galata), Istanbul; Ulus branch of the Ottoman Bank (1926), the Inhisarlar (Monopolies) Headquarters (1928), first headquarters of Türkiye İş Bankası (1929) in Ankara.

Operetta

Operetta, originally uploaded by voyageAnatolia.

Upstage & Downstage of an Operetta

Stage, originally uploaded by voyageAnatolia.Dress rehearsal of a new operetta before the world premiere in Ankara, "Gönüllü Çekmeceler" (Volunteer drawers - metaphorically volunteer sufferings) on theme of life, marriage, birth, family, by BDT dance group, Birim Dans Topluluğu.

Pianist

Pianist, originally uploaded by voyageAnatolia.Ankara Opera Orchestra in the pit for rehearsal before the premiere of a new operetta.

Look Inside You, Whatever You Look For!

Sufi, originally uploaded by voyageAnatolia.

"My Shrine is the Human being!"
. . .

"Heat comes from fire, not from iron,
Power comes from wisdom, not from crown,
Look inside you, whatever you look for."


Hagia Bektash Veli, sufi lived in 13th century, statue with symbolism of lion and gazelle together near Cappadocia.

Downstage of an Operetta

Downstage of an Operetta, originally uploaded by voyageAnatolia.Ankara Operetta Orchestra in the pit for rehearsal before the premiere of a new operetta.

Operetta

Operetta, originally uploaded by voyageAnatolia.

Cave Monastery at Cappadocia

Cave Monastery at Cappadocia, originally uploaded by voyageAnatolia.

Log Houses at Highlands

Log Houses at Highlands, originally uploaded by voyageAnatolia.Log and timber houses at summer village at highlands of mid-Anatolia.

Rain over Village

Rain over Village, originally uploaded by voyageAnatolia.Rain over houses of Yeşilöz Village by Kirmir Valley and river.