After picking up some friends from their cruise ship we traveled around to some of the more popular sites in the city. Including the ancient harbor. I took the opportunity to take some quick shots with my phone and now I’m able to share some of them with you. This harbors been around for more than two thousand years and while not always so orderly and organized this beautiful spot has become a huge destination for tourists. I love the stark contrast in light coming off the boats as opposed to the water.
The colored photos would show you how beautiful the water is but since it’s in black and white and we’re dreaming you’ll just have to pretend you see how pretty the turquoise waters are.
The Way In
There are lots of ways down to the harbor but we took this one in from the main street we walked down through the shaded ancient walkways of the old walled city and enjoyed the Greek and Turkish styled homes as well as several other interesting artifacts. It was fun shopping at the vendors along the way and we had some tasty teas including a hibiscus and a menthol eucalyptus tea that nearly knocked me out it was so strong on the senses. If you go in morning or afternoon you don’t have to worry about the sun beating down on you because the streets are so narrow and the buildings cast long shadows for you to escape the heat of the strong sun.
The ground can be somewhat slippery and very slippery when wet. I really don’t know why they went to so much trouble seven years ago to put soap stone down as if the beautifying value was more important than the safety of the pedestrians.
Trees and Parks
The park overlooking the port and the cliff side city has many beautiful palms and a wonderful tea garden. You might enjoy visiting the site some day possibly tour Turkey and see the colors that go with these monochromatic dreams. There’s a lot more to see so don’t quit yet. You’ll find that these dream like locations are pretty, but they’re also very tasty.
Who wouldn’t want a fish sandwich to go along with a beautiful day on the Mediterranean. This one set me back $3 and came with a salad buffet to stuff in between the bread and fish. Top it off with a spicy hot red carrot drink and you’re talking about one local delight. So, with full stomachs we head back to the cruise ship and continue to tour Turkey. I guess we’ll see something else impressive in the near future.
If you’d like to consider viewing some other places in the world you’re in for a treat because Greece is coming up soon. In the mean time keep dreaming in vivid technicolor while I consider all the many beautiful aspects of a monochromatic life.