Monthly Archives: April 2012

1 Mayis Taksim 2011

1 Mayis 2011, Taksim-İstanbul, pentax k10d, photos by ozgur ozkok

1 Mayis 2011, Taksim-İstanbul, pentax k10d, photos by ozgur ozkok

some photos from 2011 celebrations at Taksim square

1 Mayis 2011, Taksim-İstanbul, pentax k10d, photos by ozgur ozkok

1 Mayis 2011, Taksim-İstanbul, pentax k10d, photos by ozgur ozkok

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Looking for spring in Bodrum

Looking for spring in Bodrum

Obviously, we all were tired of this neverending winter, loads of office work and killing routine.
In Estonia it can take nervewrackingly long time until spring shows its warm and sunny face. Especially this year. Though we hadn´t much snow this winter , we´ve had „lousy ski-weather“ with slush, rain and cold winds until April… But enough of this. Bygone! Some e-mails whizzed between Estonia and Turkey and…

Bodrum-Turkey,  photos by Kaire Raiend

Bodrum-Turkey, photos by Kaire Raiend

Two dear friends of mine, Kaire and Iiris, me and two of my children took off to Bodrum at the end of March.
Why Bodrum?! In March?!
The reason is that we have a secret garden there… Let´s say – we simply do some gardening there before gardening time starts in Estonia. The secret place is Hotel Gülec http://www.hotelgulec.com/indexeng.htm and we enjoy every minute being there, planting and „re-organizing“ flowers in the garden. We help to tidy and decorate this garden before the season start in Bodrum. To be honest, garden is the gem of this pansion. Just a thought of breakfast served in the sunny garden under tangerine trees and bougainvilleas… In March apricot is in blossom, yellow plump lemons ready to be picked, geraniums showing their shy buds…

Bodrum-Turkey,  photos by Kaire Raiend

Bodrum-Turkey, photos by Kaire Raiend

Choosing new plants, haggling with the market seller… then carrying „home“ selected goods, thinking where to plant all these beauties, how to group the colors. Have a cup of tea. Or two J All that stuff, you know.

Off-season time in Bodrum is just perfect for us – no tourist-stress, calm and laid-back atmosphere. Already it is possible to sit at the seaside (with a cup of warming sahlep). No, we wouldn´t recommend swimming in March… too cold. We´d suggest a visit to a hamam instead (its just across the street from the bus station). Eateries are not crowded. One can see more of local people´s life. Continue reading

Sverige

Make peace with the universe

Istanbul tulip festival, Istanbul lale festivali, Sultanahmet square, pentax k5, photos by ozgur ozkok

Istanbul tulip festival, Istanbul lale festivali, Sultanahmet square, pentax k5, photos by ozgur ozkok

Make peace with the universe.Take joy in it.
It will turn to gold.Resurrection will be now.
Every moment, a new beauty.

Mevlana Rumi

1 Mayis “International Labour Day” at Taksim

1 Mayıs Kutlamaları 2010 Taksim Meydanı, Labour day at Taksim Square, Istanbul, pentax k10d, photos by ozgur ozkok

1 Mayıs Kutlamaları 2010 Taksim Meydanı, Labour day at Taksim Square, Istanbul, pentax k10d, photos by ozgur ozkok

I am sharing some photos from 2010 celebration.

1 Mayıs Kutlamaları 2010 Taksim Meydanı, Labour day at Taksim Square, Istanbul, pentax k10d, photos by ozgur ozkok

1 Mayıs Kutlamaları 2010 Taksim Meydanı, Labour day at Taksim Square, Istanbul, pentax k10d, photos by ozgur ozkok

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Fisherman

patient of love “red tulips”

İstanbul Lale Festivali, Istanbul Tulip Festival, Sultanahmet square, pentax  k5, photos by ozgur ozkok

İstanbul Lale Festivali, Istanbul Tulip Festival, Sultanahmet square, pentax k5, photos by ozgur ozkok

I am a patient of Love
you are like medicine for me.

Mevlana Rumi

The New Mosque

Yeni Camii

Red tulips of Blue Mosque

red tulips, Sultanahmet Mosque, pentax k10d, photos by ozgur ozkok

red tulips, Sultanahmet Mosque, pentax k10d, photos by ozgur ozkok

Burgazada ” by Berkay Gulum”

İstanbul-Burgazda island, photo by Berkay Gülüm

İstanbul-Burgazda island, photo by Berkay Gülüm