Topkapi Palace

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This photo is of the Library of Ahmet III, just one small building at the palace. Perhaps every school kid ın the country was there en masse, so it was a game of trying to get to each of the … Continue reading

Aya Sofya

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My first day in Istanbul I went to the Aya Sofya. Built in the sixth century, it was the largest church in the world for about a thousand years until the Ottoman invasion, when it was turned into a mosque. … Continue reading

Johnsonburg, PA

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Not quite to Turkey yet. This paper mill is on my way home. The yellow sodium lights make the scene almost as monochrome as this photo.

Turkey 2010

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I just bought a plane ticket, and I’ll be headed to Turkey for a couple weeks after Christmas. I’m not sure how often I’ll have Internet access, but I’ll try to upload some posts and photos during the trip and … Continue reading

Valley of Fire

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After we got out of the canyon, we had a couple days in Las Vegas, so David and I went for a side trip to the Valley of Fire State Park about an hour away. My brother Adam brought me … Continue reading

Grand Canyon

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A  few weeks ago I went on a backpacking trip with some friends in the Grand Canyon. It was a great time. My friend Dave leads these trips for the Sierra club, but this one was just four friends going. … Continue reading

Hoover Dam

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We hit Hoover Dam on the way to the canyon. I didn’t notice before how Art Deco it was.