Friday, 31 July 2009

Sights of Yalikavak/ part one

It seems so long since my holiday in turkey!
The hotel was about a mile or so from the main town and its beautiful harbour , there was so much too see along the way. The windmill was the meeting place for many people including us, it is a great landmark, very effective in the way it has been done.

Again along the harbour was this statue, carved and chiseled out of stone, everywhere was kept immaculately clean and litter free

I could say this was our boat for the week but i may be fibbing, the speed at which it was getting was amazing cost a pretty penny i would imagine (i can dream)!!!

Again walking from the hotel down to the harbour. There is something hypnotic about the mosques when they are calling people into prayer, the sound can be heard from a good distance, seems such a contrast to the hustle and bustle of the tourist places that are around.

This one was taken from our hotel looking the other way from the harbour, as you can see the mosque lays amongst the hill and stands out, again the contrast is amazing the mosque looking down on the tourists down below.

Thought i would do this in separate posts. I must admit the holiday was also so different on different days so it makes sense to separate them. On the beach days we all at about 5 oclock would have a sut misir, which translated in english means sweet corn on the cobs but they are cooked in milk and water they were absolutely delicious served hot from the great big cooker , we ate them as we walked up the hill to the car, lips and mouth covered in it yummy i can just taste it now!


Tricia said...

I can almost imagine I was there from your description and the pictures.

That windmill is intriguing. Were the "sails" made from material of some sort? It looks like it and did it rotate?

Oooh it does sound lovely! Really looking forward to the next day :D

avalon said...

Tricia: the sails were made of the type that are on boat sails! We think it did rotate but not whilst we were there unfortunatley.

oldcrow61 said...

It looks like a nice place to visit. I'm enjoying the pictures.

Pete said...

blue skies!!

avalon said...

OC: Thanks yes it was a lovely place to visit, and relaxing.

Pete: Blue skies, yep i've forgotten what they are down here in corny!!!! my word it is so miserable down here!