Month: June 2016

Home Grown Orchids

Over the years we have accumulated eight orchid plants in our house and for some good reasons almost all but one bloomed recently. I decided to take out my macro lens to shoot a few this morning and here they are.


Istanbul Turkey

Istanbul was our beginning and end of our 12-day tour of Turkey in May 2016. East meets West in Istanbul, the sole city to span two continents, Asia and Europe. It is a huge city with population over 12 millions and is the financial center […]


Hot Springs of Pamukkale, Turkey

Hot Springs and Necropolis together is a World Heritage Site. The hot springs reminded me the one in Yellowstone National Park but in a much grand scale. The scene is, indeed impressive. Unfortunately, many terrace pools were bone dry and under the bright daylight I […]

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Ephesus – Library of Celsus

Ephesus, the Roman capital in the 2nd century, BC had numerous shrines and buildings constructed. The most spectacular ruin is the Library of Celsus, as mausoleum for Julius Celsus, Roman governor of the Asia Provinces and also as a reading room stocked with more than […]

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Up Up and Away Above Cappadocia, Turkey

Hot air balloon ride at Cappadocia (Kapadokia), Turkey has always been rated as one of the best in the world. I missed the balloon rides at Masai Mara, Kenya and Bagan, Myanmar, both places, as I understand, also offer excellent balloon ride. So I was […]