Ancient grind

Once upon a time, all our bread came from underneath these heavy heavy stones. Today, we have the luxury to admire their beauty.

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In Istanbul – Eminönü Pazari

At a stone’s throw from the famous Spice Market in Istanbul, there is another, the Eminönü Pazari. Just off the beaten tourist path, and yet so close to the Spice Market that I wonder how come I only saw a small handful of tourists there.  I came here in search of pide and Rüstem Paşa Camii (more about it below), and found a proper little treasure-trove of life and food. Full of life, more real and with more grit, I find this market also so much more interesting!

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Turkish cherries

Turkish cherries, originally uploaded by ~Maninas.

 

Where I’ve been

View of Wirral from Crosby Beach 1, originally uploaded by ~Maninas.

While I temporarily disappeared from the blog, I really got into photography, and I’ve never stopped shooting. You can find me on Flickr.

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