Sıttıng ın the park ın Antakya
One of the sıdestreets ın Antakya, Krıstıns camera has no room for pıctures so ı let her use mıne
In Turkey you have to turn trees on
Farmers Market in Antakya - we made a kıller fruıt salad for lunch
Davıd decıdes to order frıes and hummus for dınner (the mınt and lemon plate comes by default)
I get a chıcken kebab and krıstın goes for some mınced meat. you cant actually see any chıcken ın mıne because ıts covered by a mountaın of bread
Vıew from our hotel ın Antakya up ınto the old part of the town. Antakya was known as Antıoch many hundreds of years ago and was a pretty bıg deal but ıt was hıt by earthquakes and sacked by both the Romans and Mamlucks.
David at Chimera showcasing the pamphlet. Natural gas seeps out of the rock and has been burning for the last few thousand years. According to the pamphlet the olympic torch is a literal symbol of these flames as during the first Olympiad in this area they ran a torch from Chimera to Mt Olympus (a few miles away). Not sure if thats true or not.
Kristin and Cora looking very regal at Chimera
The new mosque in Istanbul
Blue Mosque at night
Istanbul, the Aya Sofia at night. Kindof blurry I think have a better one on my camera.
Antakya (formerly Antioch)
Park in Antakya where I was accosted by a pinko-commi-old-turkish-man
Mosaic museum in Antakya
Turkish rally (not sure what they were rallying for)
Market in Antakya
This motorcycle parked on the street in front of the grocery store. The guys in the truck wanted to pull up further so they just picked up the bike and put it on the sidewalk.
The truck driver smiling sheepishly after he got ripped into by the bikes owner.
Turkish food, and no we didnt order a plate of mint, that came complimentary
Antakya as viewed from the mountain that overlooks it
Old Antakya, everyone has rooftop gardens
Sitting in an ice cream shop
What 10 turkish lira gets you at the Alanya market
Our apartment in Alanya
Kristin looking through all the cupboards of our Alanya apartment
MMM A REAL BREAKFAST NOT JUST HUMMUS AND PITA
David decides to make garlic bread with our oven in Alanya
The water Alanya
The fishermen come out in the evening
My own mosaic
Old Alanya, the castle is on top but you cant really see it that well
Gratuitus self portrait
Waiting for a good picture
Kokova (on our turkish roadtrip)
Our boat (just kidding we are way too poor to rent a boat we went kayaking)
Hiking up to Chimera
The fires they be a burnin
Cora doing her best Kristin closes her eyes in every picture impression
Where is it coming from!
The queen sitting on her throne, Chimera
Making sure her eyes werent closed this time
ruins around Chimera
Walking down from Chimera
Crusin the Turkish highways
Someone is tired
Trying to get the kittens to meow into the walkie talkie
Eating lunch with the Blue Mosque in the background, David sporting his handlebars
Eating baklava in Istanbul
Here, have a toothpick
Cool staircase in Istanbul
Old tram in Istanbul
Walking and shopping in Istanbul
Inside the Blue Mosque. The column isnt just for show it has to support the weight of all the domes.
Inside the Blue Mosque
The domes in the Blue Mosque
David sitting in the Blue Mosque
Paneling on one of the doors in the Blue Mosque
Outside the Blue Mosque
The Aqueduct, Istanbul
Paneling on the doors of one of the mosques we wandered into, Istanbul
Aparently I was deep in thought because someone from our hostel grabbed my camera which was sitting right beside me
And had time to take more than one picture and put the camera back without me noticing
So tired she cant keep her eyes open
The guesthouse was better than its signage indicated
Best translation error of the entire trip. I wish I had taken more pictures of the translation problems but this is easily the best one so maybe its not a big loss.
Its a UFO!
Cool building in Istanbul
Clock tower outside the palace in Istanbul
The ceiling of the turkish baths in the palace, I had to take it at a funny angle because you werent supposed to take pictures.
Oh noes! Ice cream all over handle bars!
Whether the dog slept willingly or was put in a choker hold is up to debate.
Dome in Aya Sofia
Inside Aya Sofia
Look hunny, if you put your thumb in this hole and move your hand around you can touch the same place that every single person that has come through this church has touched for the last hundred years! Think of all the bacteria and diseases being transmitted you can be a part of history!
Inside Aya Sofia, all the domes and arches warped during construction because of the weight