Monday, 28 May 2012

At the risk of boring you...

Elizabeth said I was the Queen of understatement with the photos from Turkey.  Well, I've friends who would laugh until snot came out to hear that about me.  So I give you, if only you, dear Elizabeth, a few more shots of Antalya.  If Elizabeth weren't a culture vulture, I wouldn't be boring you...so this is kind of her fault!
Obviously, taken from a rooftop restaurant.  No lift, just stairs.  It was tough.

A cup of coffee came with a bowl of pebbles.  Really. Tea was unaccompanied.

Rooftop view from city wall...

We quickly stopped using the minarets as landmarks....too many!


Lunch in a secret garden shaded by citrus trees.  Oh, OK then...

Maybe a little tidied up for your liking, but parts of the old town were...well, OLD...


50 steps from a busy town centre, the view from our hotel room.  This house was  occupied.
Use of lovely public space is a part of daily life.  The glare in the lower background is the sea.  
Last thing..again, wanna thank you for your support and well wished for my lovely Parents.    They are safe and sound and have honestly been looked after so well.  Recuperation is the order of their week, Dad was incredibly buoyed up to hear your comments.  I think he's a bit staggered by the power of the internet community.  Thanks for your power.

44 comments:

Artyjen said...

It looks lovely ;)
xoxo Sioux

laurie said...

oh my gosh what an adventure, the photos are amazing, I will never have the chance to visit there but through your words and eyes I feel like I have, best wishes to your parents, its so scary to have ones life partner become ill, the thought of losing the one we chose to spend our lives with is the most scary thing, I'm so glad it all turned out well,

CraftygasheadZo said...

Super pictures, looks a lovely place. Sometimes technology is wonderful! Glad to hear everyone ok and recovering. Zo xx

JoZart said...

So interesting and no way boring and so different to the Turkish place I've visited.
Glad to hear the update on dear parents and hope it continues.
Love JoZarty x

Helen said...

What a beautiful set of photos! Now you can go to Spain and not worry!

Ann B said...

Glad your Dad is feeling a little better and hope he is soon well enough to come home.
Ann B
x

Rita said...

Not at all boring Julia. I'm loving all the beauyiful pictures as there is no likelyhood of me ever going abroad as hubby won't fly and I would not like o leave him on his own. So thank-you for letting me view another world. Enjoy your holiday. Hugs from Rita in a very hot and sunny Scotland.

Annie said...

Gorgeous pics Julia and all I can say to your darling Dad is....'May the force be with you' :-) Get well soon.
Hugs,
A x

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Lovely photos me dear old pal. So glad everything worked out ok for you all.

But... UNDERSTATED?????????????

Hahahahahhahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

Love,
Jan xxxx

misteejay said...

It is always lovely to see somewhere through other folk's eyes - great photos.

Glad the parents are home safe & sound. It can be rather scary being unwell in a strange place so far from home. Hope the recovery continues well.

Toni xx

Deena said...

Gorgeous pictures. Glad you were able to see some of the sights while you were there. It looks beautiful.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I knew when you asked for help on a recent post, many of your internet friends would come through for you. Yes, the internet community is quite powerful, especially when it comes to wonderful people like you.

Thank you SO much for posting more of these photos. You will never bore me, and I suspect you will never bore any of your other readers, either. And I, dear Julia, will gladly take full responsibility for being that culture vulture who wanted to see more than two shots of Antalya.

And after taking responsibility, I thank you beyond belief. Just think of it as having to get all these images off your camera before you take off yet again (grin)!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I always seem to hit send too soon. I'm delighted to read that your Dad is better. It's good that both are now recovering from this nightmare. Your mom needs this rest as much as your dad. It's good to read they are being well taken care of.

Craftychris said...

I'm catching up on my blogging, I didn't realize your Dad was ill - I'm so glad he is on the mend and back home. It must have been so scarey for you all especially your Mum. Thank you for sharing the photo's, it looks a fabulous place. Take care xx

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...great piCcy's Julia...so glad to hear your Papa on the mend, bless him maybe he'll start a blog of his own when he gets back home!...out of a bad situation comes good in many shapes & forms...you could probably do with a hug too (x)...Mel :)

Jaki Morris said...

Ah, lovely shots. Makes me homesick for the time I spent there!

Jakix

May said...

Go on Elizabeth... love the pics.. it looks so beautiful... I have never been to Turkey.. but now I quite fancy a wee trip... Hugs May x x x

Laura said...

Glad that you Dad is back safe. It looks like you had a beautiful 'emergency' holiday, lovely photos.

Kirsty.a said...

Great photos. Glad your dad is on the mend

Redanne said...

Lovely pics Julia, thank you for sharing more of them (thanks to Elizabeth too). It looks like a wonderful place. Your dad sounds so sweet, glad he is getting some rest at home now. Crafty hugs, Anne x

Pixie Moongazer said...

It looks a beautiful place, I hope I get to visit there sometime. Glad to hear your Dad was well enough to fly home, I hope he's well on the mend x

Claire said...

Nice to hear dad is recovering.... hope mum got the much needed sleep...
lovely photos....so wish I was there..although it is rather warm here...have a lovely time
CLaire x

Darnell J Knauss said...

Sugar cone, you could NEVER bore us! TFS!

lisa said...

Just wanted to say I'm so glad your Dad is on the road to recovery, Julia. It must have been a frightening experience for your Mum, I bet she was so glad to see you all.
Have a great time in Spain, you jet setters and thanks for sharing the beautiful photos.
Hugs Lisax

Bethan said...

Glad all turned out well.

Turkey has never appealed to me until now, it looks really lovely.

fairy thoughts said...

great pictures, it looks idyllic. Were those pebbles made of chocolate by any chance? he he
janet

Neesie said...

Great photos of Turkey Julia
...I'm so glad you were pushed into publishing more for us ;D
Brilliant news to hear about your parents, so now you can go and have the real holiday! Will we be seeing lots of photos I wonder???
I hadn't realised the power of the internet community until this week...its a force to be reckoned with for sure.
Have a wonderful time ~ enjoy! :D

Sandy said...

So glad to hear that you are safe and sound. Thinking of you all. Sandy:)

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Ah lovely shots of your hols. Thanks for sharing.

SO very pleased to hear all is continuing to go well for your parents.

Come back soon, we're missing you already! xxx

Glenda said...

This post is anything but boring! Lovely shots of the area. I will never get to travel abroad. My traveling days have past...I just sit here in the rolling hills of East Tennessee and sigh at your wonderful adventure! I'm glad your dad is doing better. Now you can actually breathe!

sandra de said...

OMGoodness the photos are just gorgeous. Glad to hear your father is recuperating.
Sandra

Paula Gale said...

great to hear about the continuing progress of your dear old dad - cherish every moment you have. Glad all seems to be working out...

however. Its a complete and utter travesty. An international dilemma... no pebbles with your tea? Not even a grain? I'd be on my way to the Consulate by now.

Great pictures by the way... I can't imagine what Lunch Lady Jan is laughing at (wink).

glad all seems well - yep - people love you and care that all is well for you - just like you do the same to others... i've been a recipient of your love and concern. Let it be your turn just for once to let people show their love for you - although perhaps wished the circs weren'tcalled for. You. Are. Loved.

big hugs

Paula x x x x

Twiglet said...

Fab pics - it all looks so lovely! Glad your dad is Ok. x Jo

Queen Of Toys said...

I so want to go now, what a fantastic place and awesome photos.

Eliza

April said...

Lovely snaps! glad your dad is on the mend x

Elizabeth said...

Lovely photos, Julia. It does look beautiful there and I really love the architecture and the narrow streets - great for exploring. Hope you're enjoying your break. Elizabeth x

sandee said...

I'm so glad your dad is better, to me nothing scarier than being sick in another country! :) waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Samantha Elliott said...

Great to hear your Daddy is doing well Honey. Now important question for you.....when are you taking ME?! I have a new passport too! Bags can be packed and I can be at Bristol airport in about 2 hours!
xx

Spyder said...

Fabulous pictures, we should all go!
(Lyn)

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Wonderful photos- I always love visiting places vicariously! Happy to hear your parents are home. :^) Patsy from
HeARTworks

famfa said...

Glad to hear the parents are well and have been looked after. Photos are great

505whimsygirl said...

Beautiful photos! Glad to hear the parents are doing well. I agree, this internet is full of great people!!!

Hugs,
Kay

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Thanks for sharing the great photos. Glad to hear all are on the mend. Enjoy your time and have a safe journey home.

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