In Istanbul many buildings are on a very grand scale like this.
I just realized I never posted the third post about Istanbul post offices,
so here you go---
|The Blue Mosque|
And like this...
The Main Post Office is quite large too..
|As is the PTT MUZESI|
|I appreciated this sign being in both Turkish and English.|
|So, what happened here? This little post office is a tiny bit pitiful. I feel sorry for the guy cooped up inside there all day long.|
|MEKTUP -- LETTER|
This is more like it!
Just after I took this shot a guard came running up saying "No Photos".
What is it about post offices and no photos?
Wouldn't you think they'd want people to enjoy seeing the beauty of these buildings?
|These old wooden cubbies are great for filling out forms or writing postcards.|
And speaking of postcards, the PO was giving away delightful free postcards of Istanbul rooftops and a cup of tea. I took a few. OK, more than a few.
|Don't buy your stamps at the postcard shop. Go directly to the source and check out a post office. You'll be happy you did.|
I found packs of vintage Turkish stamps at a market too...
|Then you can go have some lunch. Turkish soups are wonderful...|
in fact, all the Turkish food we had was wonderful.
I came home and go about ten Turkish cookbooks from the library.
Bring on the meze and raki.