Posts in Category: Anatolia

Beehive Houses in Harran

Kid in a Turkish Carpet Store

Rooftop Prayers

A Muslim man performs the namaz prayers on a rooftop in Diyarbakir, Turkey. Many people in the predominantly Kurdish city of Diyarbakir are religious, especially the older generation. Part of being religious usually means faithfully performing the daily prayers at the sound of the ezan from the mosque minarets. Although performing the namaz at the precise time of the call to prayer is not required, doing it five times a day is. When a Turkish person wants to say someone is religious, he might often just use the expression, “he does the namaz five times.” The elderly gentleman in this picture seems to fall into that category.

Tree and Stairs

Antique Telephone, Chest and Typewrighter

Man Walking By Window

Man with Stuffed Fox

Old Music

Priest in Mardin

Carpets, Art and Cobblestones