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All photos here were taken with a Kodak disposable camera and scanned with a Nikon Coolscan 5000 ED.
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Wandering through the marvels of Cappadocia, Turkey — October 1996

The only camera I took to Turkey was a plastic disposable Kodak point & shoot. The negatives have been poorly stored and are now scared with scratches, fingerprints and dust. Thankfully my Nikon 5000ED with Digital ICE4 came to the rescue. Please forgive the occasional glitch or scratch. Next time it’s going to be digital.


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Cappadocian field trip, Turkey — October 1996


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Day trip of to Kilyos on the Black Sea, Turkey — October 1996

This negative was scratched beyond belief. I once spent two hours trying to clean it and was still entirely unsatisfied. Thanks Nikon for helping restore this classic shot.


 

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Grape fields of Cappadocia, Turkey — October 1996


 

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Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya), Istanbul, Turkey — October 15, 1996


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Gorgeous sunset over Istanbul and the Bosphorus, Turkey — October 1996


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Enjoying the view at Topkapi Palace, İstanbul, Turkey — October 1996


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7:00 AM Train to Selçuk, Turkey — October 17, 1996

This is the train I took from Izmir to Selçuk. On the way, I went back to the last car, and the passengers had opened all the doors. The beautiful scenery sped by as passengers danced around the car, swinging in and out of the open door with the breeze blowing refreshing air throughout the compartment. Looking back, this was one of my favorite train rides of all time.


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Library of Celsus, Ephesus, Turkey — October 18, 1996


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Waterfall, Turkey — October 1996

I don’t remember where this picture was taken but it looks nice.

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The chimneys of Cappadocia, Turkey — October 1996


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Lost in Cappadocia, Turkey — October 1996

Hiking through Cappadocia is a psychedelic experience. There are giant mushroom-like rock formations everywhere and the ground has a spongy feel that gives a few millimeters every step you take. If you fell, it would be like falling on foam. There were little cottages and villages with locals growing grapes and places to picnic all over.


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River valley in Cappadocia, Turkey — October 1996


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View of Cappadocia, Turkey — October 1996


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My route beginning in Antalya (counter-clockwise), Turkey — October 1996

Turkey Journal Entries

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October 10, 1996

El Al 747 to Antalya


October 11, 1996

Antalya; all night bus to Cappadocia / Kapadokya

October 12, 1996

Cappadocia

October 13, 1996

Cappadocia; all night bus to Istanbul

October 14, 1996

Istanbul, Topkapi Palace, Basilica Cistern, epic LP walking tour and the unrestored cistern.

October 15, 1996

Istanbul, boat trip up Bosphorus to Sarıyer and Dolmuş trip through the Belgrade Forest to Kilyos and the Black Sea.

October 16, 1996

Istanbul; 4:00 PM bus to Izmir

October 17, 1996

7:00 AM train to Selçuk

October 18, 1996

Ephesus Έφεσος

October 19, 1996

Train to Denizli

October 20, 1996

Pamukkale; all night bus to Side

October 21, 1996

Side; Antalya; fly El Al back to Tel Aviv


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