~ Turkiye ~ an adventure
Published 2012 186 pages
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Consulate General of the Republic of Turkey
Carol Harrison/Fine Art Photography
We would like to take the opportunity to thank you for the beautiful postcards illustrating the photographs taken by Carol Harrison in Turkey.
Please also accept our contratulations on a very impressive book that we had a chance to access on www.blurb.com.
Assistant to Consul General
"Adventure is worthwhile."
From my son, Harrison
April 11, 2012
I'm just on the bus from Vienna to Budapest and decided it'd be the perfect opportunity to write about our adventures in Turkiye!
Though there are many things I can recall from our adventure in Turkey, from the shimmering light of the ancient Hagia Sofia
to our first hotel's "panoramic views" of a fully-operational Turkish shoe factory, The moment that strikes me as the most
would definitely be when Carolina handed Blake and me the keys to two souped-up Turkish motorcycles ...
...and told us to:
"knock yourselves out."
No, those may not be her exact words.
However, it is true that moments later Blake and I were speeding down a road that vanished faraway in the distance.
The Turkish landscape around the little town of Göreme, where we shared a room in a cave,
could best be described as a cross between the Grand Canyon and the Moon.
Towering monoliths of red sandstone rose up on either side of us, glimpses of the famous "fairy chimneys" flashing between the peaks.
Everywhere ancient cave dwellings honeycombed the masses of rock and patches of wild, copper-toned grass.
The vast sky, crystalline in the January air, threw our flickering shadows far out ahead of us, and it was only when we stopped
for a moment that I truly took it all in -
Blake and I were riding motorcycles in central Turkey, watching the sun sink behind the canyons,
before nonchalantly breezing back to Istanbul on an 8 hour overnight bus to visit our favourite bazaar.
And that ... was normal ...That was a normal day for two brothers with a mother
who prefers navigating a Berlin subway + taking photographs-
to learning the intricacies of boiling an egg.
We wouldn't have her any other way.
"For an occurrence to become an adventure,
it is necessary and sufficient for one to recount it."