İzmir - Wikipedia

İzmir - Wikipedia

The origin of the St. Nicholas tradition goes back to Bishop Nicholas of Myra in Lycia (Turkey). Little solid historical information is known about Nicholas except that he was Bishop of Myra and died around A.D. 350.

The origin of the St. Nicholas tradition goes back to Bishop Nicholas of Myra in Lycia (Turkey). Little solid historical information is known about Nicholas except that he was Bishop of Myra and died around A.D. 350.

Topkapi Harem.    Topkapi Palace, Istanbul, Turkey   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Topkapi_Palace_Museum

Topkapi Harem. Topkapi Palace, Istanbul, Turkey http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Topkapi_Palace_Museum

Gobekli Tepe The birdman with the body of twining snakes. "Historically, serpents and snakes represent fertility or a creative life force. As snakes shed their skin through sloughing, they are symbols of rebirth, transformation, immortality, and healing.[6] The ouroboros is a symbol of eternity and continual renewal of life." wikipedia

Gobekli Tepe The birdman with the body of twining snakes. "Historically, serpents and snakes represent fertility or a creative life force. As snakes shed their skin through sloughing, they are symbols of rebirth, transformation, immortality, and healing.[6] The ouroboros is a symbol of eternity and continual renewal of life." wikipedia

Turkey   - Explore the World with Travel Nerd Nici, one Country at a Time. http://TravelNerdNici.com

Turkey - Explore the World with Travel Nerd Nici, one Country at a Time. http://TravelNerdNici.com

Turkish whirling dervishes of Mevlevi Order--I found their dancing, a moving meditation, far more compelling than I'd expected.

Turkish whirling dervishes of Mevlevi Order--I found their dancing, a moving meditation, far more compelling than I'd expected.

Some remains of the ancient city of Sagalassos in the Taurus Mountains of Turkey; photo by James Drury

Some remains of the ancient city of Sagalassos in the Taurus Mountains of Turkey; photo by James Drury

Şavşat is a town and district of Artvin Province in the Black Sea region, between the cities of Artvin and Kars on the border with Georgia at the far eastern end of Turkey. Wikipedia

Şavşat is a town and district of Artvin Province in the Black Sea region, between the cities of Artvin and Kars on the border with Georgia at the far eastern end of Turkey. Wikipedia

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