Friday, 30 May 2008
Thursday, 29 May 2008
It’s funny how an apparently disconnected and innocuous flower name can reveal a lot about a land’s culture.
This cactus, blooming in our garden, seems harmless and soft to the touch. In reality, any contact with its tender bristles, results in a painful and burning sensation that lasts for hours. Therefore its Turkish name: mother-in-law’s tongue.
Monday, 26 May 2008
Was TIME born with all the sky?
Can TIME suffer and also die?
Is TIME flat? Or is TIME round?
Where is TIME? Can TIME be found?
Is TIME there with each beat of the heart?
Was TIME there from the very start?
Must TIME go to that being made?
Does TIME show by that being fade?
Can TIME give and also take?
Must TIME be for that to make?
Does TIME provide a way dimensions are spaced?
Are all creatures of TIME somehow inwardly paced?
Is all manner of TIME with all matter that be?
Does TIME flow endlessly?
How does the future with TIME flow past?
Does TIME move slow? Can TIME move fast?
Is TIME rough? Or is TIME smooth?
Can TIME have inflame? How does TIME soothe?
Is TIME bound? Or is TIME free?
Is TIME that what is meant to be?
Tony Avila Sampson
Friday, 23 May 2008
Friday, 16 May 2008
Wednesday, 14 May 2008
This quiet little square forms the entrance to the small bazaar in our town. It can’t be compared, of course, with those in Istanbul or Izmir, it is very touristy and the prices are high.
Nevertheless, it is the place to go when we are looking for special presents.
This antique shop is our favorite for ethnographic items.
This is a German clock with Arabic digits made for the ottoman market before 1932.
Some cross stitched bed linen from an old trousseau.
We bought that hand sewing machine in the picture for a friend’s birthday. It has lovely tiny hand painted flowers on most surfaces.
It is a nice place to rummage about any how.
And…look what we found this time! These are lovely totally handmade old filigree silver beads and bead caps…