Here are some pictures of today's Turkey, towns, traffic, transportation systems, and agriculture.

One interesting part of old agriculture that I saw in Cappadocia were the pigeon holes in the cliffs of Cappadocia. Before artificial fertilizers, pigeon guano was an important and valuable fertilizer. The people in Cappadocia built pigeon holes in lots of their cliffs. These cliffs are inaccessible from the ground, so the pigeons are pretty safe. Since the guano was so valuable, the pigeons were too. A lot of effort was put into their care. That included nicely painting the entrances to some of the pigeon colonies.

At the end are some pictures of the balloon ride that I took over Cappadocia.

All pictures are © Dr. Günther Eichhorn, unless otherwise noted.

Towns and Villages

Typical Mountain Village
A typical mountain village. (1164k)
Typical Coastal Town
A typical coastal town. Most houses had red roofs in that area. (693k)
Often Mosque Stands
Often the mosque stands out. (766k)
Small Village Interior
A small village in the interior east. (691k)
Houses Water Heaters
Most houses have these water heaters on their roofs. (427k)
East Could Still
In the east you could still see wells like this. (499k)
Small Town Election
A small town with the election campaign painting the town. (654k)
Storefront Local Resort
Storefront in a local resort town. (963k)
Local Resort Town
A local resort town north coast of the Dardanelles Straits. These were evidently Turkish tourists rather than foreign ones. (732k)

Traffic

İstanbul Boğazı Bosporus
İstanbul Boğazı (The Bosporus) with one of the two bridges that cross it. (468k)
çanakkale Boğazı Dardanelles
Çanakkale Boğazı (Dardanelles Straits), with lots of ship traffic. (619k)
Further East Drove
The further east I drove, the more I saw these old Renaults. (993k)
Lot Public Transportation
A lot of public transportation is done with these mini buses. (959k)
Loaded Farm Truck
Loaded farm truck. (477k)
Trucks Really Loaded
Some of the trucks were really loaded. (461k)
Further East Drove
The further east I drove, the more of these I saw. (644k)
Election Campaign Full
The election campaign was in full swing. I saw a lot of these campaign vehicles with blaring loudspeakers. (648k)
Area Turkey Lot
In one area in Turkey, there were a lot of these self-serve car washes. You just drove under the water and ran the wipers. No attendant, no cost, just shower and go. (874k)
Lots Roads Widened
Lots of roads were widened from two to four lanes. This one was under construction for the second set of lanes. (883k)
Excavator Digging Road
An excavator digging up the road (see description on main page). (863k)
Short No-passing Zones
One of the short no-passing zones that are really only as long as the area where you can't see around the turn. (803k)

Agriculture

Olive Groves Everywhere
Olive groves were everywhere. (1074k)
Mediterranean Side Lot
On the Mediterranean side were a lot of sunflower fields. I heard that the sunflowers turn to always face the sun. This was evidently not true for Turkish sunflowers. (1029k)
Olive Tree Herd
Olive tree with a herd of sheep seeking shade underneath. (1286k)
Donkeys Road Alone
Donkeys on the road. They were alone, finding their own way. (710k)
Saw Structures Sea
I saw many of these structures on the Sea of Marmara. I assume they have something to do with fishing. (810k)
Bee Keeping Fairly
Bee keeping was fairly frequent in some parts of turkey. (1382k)
Pigeon Holes Cliffs
Pigeon holes in the cliffs in Cappadocia. (851k)
Pigeon Holes Cliffs
Pigeon holes in the cliffs in Cappadocia. (785k)
Lavishly Painted
Some of them were lavishly painted. (648k)
Painted Pigeon Colonies
Another of the painted pigeon colonies. (749k)

People and Business

Main Bazaar İstanbul
The main bazaar in İstanbul. (698k)
Local Market
Another local market. (683k)
Least Wasn't Hiding
At least he wasn't hiding anything. (554k)
Locals Motorcycle Sidecar
Locals on a motorcycle with sidecar. (703k)
Local Face
Local face. (409k)
Poorer Area Arabic
This was in a poorer area in an Arabic speaking part in southern Turkey. There don't seem to be many tourists there, all the kids in the village collected and watched me walk around the ruins. (959k)

Balloons over Cappadocia

Beginning Inflation Balloons
Beginning inflation of the balloons. (475k)
Almost Ready
Almost ready to go. (574k)
Balloons Over Cappadocia
Balloons over Cappadocia. (759k)
Balloons Over Cappadocia
Balloons over Cappadocia. (737k)
Balloons Over Cappadocia
Balloons over Cappadocia. (582k)
Balloons Over Cappadocia
Balloons over Cappadocia. (396k)
Balloons Over Cappadocia
Balloons over Cappadocia. (477k)
Balloons Over Cappadocia
Balloons over Cappadocia. (415k)

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