Not everything in Anatolia’s history is mountain villages and Middle Eastern traditions. In the early 1900’s and the days of Ataturk, Ankara was just beginning to embrace the Western styles of the day prevalent throughout Europe, and especially France. Decades later, Ankara and Turkey now can be, when they want to, as thoroughly modern as anyplace Western Europe has to offer. Meanwhile, recalling the early days, this disused carriage sits outside a cafe down the hill from Ankara’s Museum of Civilizations.
Canon EOS Rebel XTi, ISO-200, f/5.6, 1/50 sec.
Overlaid texture: American handwritten family records ca. 1880