Photos from north-eastern Turkey

I flew from Istanbul to the North-East of Turkey, which is much less visited than the southern shores, but holds many surprises. I started in Erzurum, which has many ancient buildings from mosques to tombs to medressas. Next, I travelled to the Black Sea coastal valleys of Sumela and Uzungol, near Trabzon. Finally, I had a very pleasant stay in the Georgian valley of Bahral.

See also more photos from 2000-2001


Blue Mosque

The Blue Mosque at night - Istanbul
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All the photos below are from the North-East of Turkey


Erzurum madrasa

Erzurum : Çifte Minaret Madrasa



Erzurum : celebrations
More photos of celebrations from other countries


Trabzon aya sofia

Trabzon : Aya Sofia byzantine church


Sumela greek monastery

Sumela : ruins of a greek monastery on a cliff side



Uzungol : the lake was being "reshaped" with bulldozers



The upper Bahral valley with cherry trees in bloom


village in the steppe

Small village in the steppe


See also more photos from 2000-2001


Turkey was the start of the 2005 trip

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                           to : Georgia





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