Saturday, April 2, 2011

Thematic Photographic 140: By land, sea or air

This week over at Carmi's blog, the theme is "By land, sea or air". See other posts and join in here.  The title took me straight to the photos from my trip to Turkey last year.

Firstly, Carmi's photo of vapour trails meant that I just had to post this one. I had woken early in my hotel room in Bursa, and drew the curtains to see this:

Istanbul is such a fabulous place - I would love to go back there some time. The narrow 'sea' that runs right through the middle of the city divides two continents; Europe is on the western side, Asia on the east. This was taken through a bus window while crossing one of the many bridges. I guess it counts as 'by land' ... ?

By ferry we crossed the Sea of Marmara to begin our two weeks of travelling around central and southern Turkey:

In Antalya, on the Turkish Mediterranean, I took a 'cruise' on the harbour. This shot shows part of the Old Port.

Lastly, another ferry shot - crossing the Dardanelles, on the way to Gallipoli and thence back to Istanbul:

(click on photos to embiggen)


  1. Sunrise behind the trees.... very nice. :)

  2. I love the first one of the chem trails... the silhouette of the trees in the background look like a veil.

  3. Vapour trails excellent; later even the gulls have taken to the air. Good mixture of land, sea and air.

  4. Ahhh, I miss the ocean so. Great photos, thanks for bringing me back.

  5. Great photos--especially the first one with the vapor trails. Stunning, really. Also love the haiku flamencos in the last post!!

  6. I like all the photos, but the first one is my favorite. Great color and pattern!

  7. Alexia these are great photos from your trip to Turkey....I so enjoyed your other ones from there looks like such a lovely place to visit! You must have had a fantastic time there!

  8. LOVE that first picture! what a sight...esp first thing in the morning!
    i know i'll never make it to thanks for the land, sea...and air!

  9. Thanks all of you for visiting and commenting.

    Looks like the first photo is a clear winner!



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