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In the Mountains

The other day I went with some friends to another friend who recently moved to another town, a 1 hour drive from ours.

We brought some flowers for their new home and after a lovely brunch we went in to the mountains.

Because this town has no seashore and a much higher altitude the weather is cooler. But when we went in to the mountains we almost froze as it was very cold and we were totally not prepared for it!

We all did manage to take some photos between freezing, luckily our friends car had heated seats as we almost froze off our bums :D

Near the lake was chilling cold, and it has a very weird texture around it.

It seems that when the water became less it left an interesting texture behind.

We got higher and higher and it got colder and colder, and it turned out that we were not cold for nothing as we actually found ice! While our town was still 24 C (75F).

The landscape was rougher and interesting trees started to pop up the higher we went.

While it all looks lovely from the screen we were happy to go back to warmer places, next time we'll take our Winter gear with us :D

Monday, 28 May 2018

Kula part 2 and Kuladokya

I still had some more photo's of Kula after my long post about this Town in Decay.

There was actually one large house that was in the middle of Restoration. An impressive sight, but the decaying ones do have more charm and character if you ask me.

In a lot of places in Turkey you'll see these kind of nests, often at patio's and balconies, where it is covered and safe. I'm always happy that people leave those nests alone and even when the house is getting a paint job they paint around those nests. These nests are of Swallows and are done with mud and can stay for years and the Swallows will come back again when it is time for another bunch of eggs :D

I love how these houses all have such cheerful colors, why are houses not painted like this anymore?

This house was clearly in use, although no palace it had a new roof which protects the entire house.

This was an old Hamam or Turkish Bath as you might know it, but it was turned in to a café.

It still had its pretty ceilings, for obvious reasons Turkish Baths have no windows but instead have ceilings with little holes to get light through.

 What I did not know about Kula is that it has these beautiful mountains, a bit like Cappadocia which is a very well known Touristic destination. These mountains are shaped by many years of wind and floods.

In Turkish they call these 'Peri bacalar?', which is translated in to 'Fairy Chimneys'.

With clearly an eye wink to Cappadocia (in Turkish Kapadokya) They called it here Kuladokya. Although not as unique as Cappadocia (as there the mountains were once turned it to caves and were used as houses giving it even more the illusion of fairy houses) it was beautiful and a special place.

I hope you enjoyed my trip with me :)

Monday, 8 February 2016

A Beautiful Day

Simon is completely recovered from his surgery, yesterday I took his stitches out, I prefer doing it myself instead of putting him through the stress of a vet visit. As he was alright we could finally leave the house and enjoy the sunny weather.

We took a different road again, The mountain roads are like a labyrinth, or a kind of maze around here, there are so many and all take you to different places, seashores, beaches, forests, mountains and villages.

After a ride in the wooded mountains we arrived at a little bay where the water was so clear that you could see what was going on in the sea.

Diamonds of the sea...

We than had a wonderful walk in the forest, even the air you breathe is delicious in such places.

Around the trunks of the trees ivy's were growing slowly upwards.

We then drove a little further in to a different road and came to a magical place.

Even the shore was different than usual. It was very calm and mysterious.

Right there was a little house, what a view to wake up to.

When we approached the house we discovered that it was abandoned.

With nature slowly taking over the house. Coincidentally we came across the real estate agent who had just recently sold the property so I guess it won't be pretty like this for much longer.

The real estate agent was actually the only person we came across, we had the entire place for ourselves.

There was another abandoned house close by, this one reminded me of the little houses of a fairy tale.

With hopes to come across something magical I looked inside but unfortunately there was only rubbish.

We had a beautiful day, I hope you enjoyed it with us :)