Nene And The Apricots

As with many of the villages around Malatya, the most important export in Bekiruşağı is apricots. Both dried and fresh, these apricots make their way to open air markets in towns throughout Turkey.

Here, Ayşe Pektaş shows off some of this year’s harvest, dried in the sun on the back porch of the house where she lives with her son’s family.

Canon EOS Rebel XTi, ISO-400, f/4.5, 1/6 sec. (Canon IS 18-200 @ 18 mm)



  1. kseverny January 11, 2010

    i like apricots.
    Cool picture

  2. David Wentz January 11, 2010

    Wonderful! I was expecting young Ayse. Is this Ali’s mom?

  3. Allen March 12, 2010

    This makes me miss her even more!

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