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Friday, November 23, 2012

Lovely Turkish Adventures

Istanbul, Turkey
Seems like I gathered quite a lot of attention while on my mail art travels in Turkey.
For example, this little cat seemed quite intrigued with me while I photographed
this adorable yellow mail box.
The entire cafe right next door also seemed interested but we won't go into all that.

This (very nice) guy had quite a laughing fit watching me shoot this Mail Box from all
angles. Did he wear that yellow shirt to coordinate with the yellow post box? We'll never know, will we? He finally decided to go ahead and post his letters and he wished me a great day.
In English. How did he know?


PTT Mail Truck -- ooh noo -- a mail truck. Whip out the camera......and start running...


There it goes...you'd think they could slow down a bit instead of making a nutty American chase after the truck.


Istanbul Airport -- it may be too small for you to read -- but that sign on the top left says
PTT POST OFFICE -- I'm on the job.

A Mail Box with a little local color. I wonder why they changed from yellow to red?
I really do like that envelope on the mail box though....
Stamps Are Required For Mailing
Do people really drop in letters without stamps?


This guy actually came over to me and looked onto the screen on my camera -- I don't know if he was checking if I was photographing him or the mail box -- but he walked away laughing.
I did get laughed at a lot on this trip but it was all in good fun.
I think.

This little cutie is leaning right....or left...depending on which side you are looking at it from.
The Blue Mosque was right behind it. Most people would photograph the famous
Blue Mosque but I was intent on photographing the cute little mail box.

Charming, don't you think?

OK, turn-about is fair play. This is me with a delightful Turkish mail box and it is just a total
coincidence I am wearing the same colors as the Turkish Postal Service.
Really.

Istanbul is a beautiful and fascinating city, filled with ancient mosques and adorable mail boxes.
Very nice people and absolutely terrific food.
Lots of carpets and cats. Highly suggest a visit if you ever get the chance.
I still have the PTT Main PO and some stationery shops to share with you.

Send Good Mail -- Get Good Mail

14 comments:

  1. I love the leaning mail box! So cute. Thanks for sharing the Turkish mail adventures!

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    1. Thanks for commenting! Happy to share...

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  2. Looking quite chic next to the oh so fancy mail box. Wish we had them like that here. Looks like a marvelous trip all round. xox

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    1. Corrine, it really was a fabulous trip -- and the food....I could certainly do a post about that...

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  3. Love all the attention you garnered. It's funny what other people think is funny :)

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    1. Cindy, I know...but I guess I understand most people aren't as fascinated with mail boxes as I am...

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  4. Such lovely mailboxes! But I noticed something...no pictures of food in this post or the one about Venice. Or is that still to come? :D

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    1. Annejo--I have loads of food photos....should I put some up???

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  5. think of the stories all those laughers have been telling their friends and families over dinner. "you'll never believe the crazy American I saw today..."

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  6. Beautiful photos. Thanks for sharing! It looks like a fascinating trip.

    Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by for a visit!

    Gaby xo

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  7. so fun, Pamela! It figures that Istanbul would have such interesting mailboxes (and kitty cat faces, by the way!). What a lovely photo of you, coordinating with the Turkish mail system! Sounds like everyone was quite good natured about your "postal assignment" for your American readers!

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