There is nothing more illustrative of “Journey. People. Culture. Food.” than the traveling baker to the small villages in this area of the Cévennes.
St. Jean de Buèges, like many of the local villages, is not big enough to support a baker (or a store of any sort, for that matter) so the baker, the Boulangère, comes to us.
Pinch me! How long have I dreamt about a traveling pastry truck driving to me?! Continue reading
CULTURE has countless meanings, depending on where you are standing at the moment. Here, in my home in the U.S., I (love to) think of something ‘other’…international…different from ‘American Culture‘.
So, in photos I have chosen to show one of my favorite cities…Istanbul…with a culture all its own…different, even, from surrounding countries because of its unique geographical position straddling two continents…part of the city in Europe, part in Asia, across the Bosphorus.
Istanbul is a striking study of East meets West…centuries-old iconic structures and mosques…
View of 2 Mosques, Bosphorus and bridge
Small street – Coca Cola delivery vs. wooden pushcart
The Ark in one of the centuries old Synagogues
Abundance of nuts and sweets!
Man selling pastries from cart, on steps of Mosque
Students at lunch; traditional glass of tea delivery
Busy Istiklal Street (not even in the home of Turkish coffee can you get away from the ubiquitous Starbucks)
Morning mist on the Bosphorus; standing in Europe, looking at Asia
Women wearing hijab, leaving Mosque, carrying Esprit bag…East meets West
Turkish Businessmen stopping for shoeshine
schoolchildren in uniform with iPod buds in their ears…and my favorite moment that I was too slow to capture…a burka-clad young woman on a moped!
Extra-ordinary! Continue reading