I knocked on Metin's door. He is also an early riser. He is used to being up at 6 to water the gardens.
Sure enough, he was up and dressed, camera in hand and ready to go.
|Metin at the garden gate.|
We met Servet in the garden and she suggested walking down the canyon. Great idea, though I had slight reservations about walking back up. I had gone for a walk with Metin once, up the hills behind our house and had to pretend I needed to stop and take photos just to catch my breath. What overweight 53 year old woman wants to let a young fit "hunk" know she is on the point of expiration on what is to him a "gentle slope"
|Setting off down the hill|
My morning walk was everything I love about Turkey. The quiet streets, the greetings exchanged as people begin to make their way to work and plenty of fodder for my camera. I showed Metin how to use the macro button on his camera. He is a fast learner. He is also a fast walker!
|Metin practises his Macro shots.|
|The light was wonderful but made it hard to get clear shots on the other side. I loved the lighting on the leaves.|
The following are a few of the photos I captured that morning.
|This man was happy to have his photos taken as he was on his way to work.|
|This is cannoneer's bridge, the small sign says this house is for sale.|
|And a comfy seat while you wait your turn to view.|
|The house for sale is not the only one with outdoor seating.|
|Everywhere you see evidence of outdoor seating.|
|These houses are all protected by UNESCO|
Who else did I encounter on my walk?
|Someone is keeping a watchful eye|
|A bee has a feast|
|Hard to distinguish this cat from the road|
|Another beautiful old house.|
|Some of the newer houses|
|One of the newer mosques|
|Old buildings, modern technology|
|Shutters don't preclude window boxes.|
|Experimenting with the art scenes on the camera.|
Pinhole and b/w
|Flowers growing through the cobbles|
|Microflight, these pass over Safranbolu on a regular basis. The idea has been planted. Metin will fly, more of that in my next post.|
|Sis-in-law tries to remove the ghostly look from her legs|
|Metin relaxes before breakfast, normally his busy time delivering bread and newspapers.|
He ponders on the microflight!
|Servet joins in the fun.|