Display Turkish Style

One of the things I love about Turkey is the way objects are displayed. It was clear to me the first time I came to Turkey back in 1990 that when it comes to display Turkish style, Turks believe there is no such thing as too much when it comes to showing off what they have for sale. Whether it’s food or jewellery, less is never more!Tasty Ankara simits being sold in Karakoy, Istanbul.

Ankara simits for sale in Karaköy, 2008.

IMG_5962Fishing on the Galata bridge, September, 2013.

Berg 06 Butcher shop windowWould you like parsley with your lamb? Butcher shop window, Bergama, 2006.

Ist 06 Kadikoy Fish display 2Fish anyone? Kadiköy, 2006 and even now.

Chi Kofte SpreadHomemade çiğ köfte spread with Erciyes university students, Birecik, 2004.

Ist 06 Kadikoy Tursu 2Turşu (pickles) in Fish Street, Kadiköy, 2006.

ImageAnd the original, getting married, Tahtakale, September, 2013.

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About Goreme1990

I’m Lisa Morrow, the person behind www.insideoutinistanbul.com. I was born in Sydney, Australia and grew up a leafy middle class North Shore suburb. After finishing high school I went to Sydney University but failed to find my niche. After working as a public servant, cleaner, sales assistant, waitress, bar maid and car counter, I went overseas. Once there I hitchhiked through the UK, travelled in Europe and arrived in Turkey just as the Gulf War was starting. My three months stay in the small central Anatolian village of Göreme changed my life. On my return to Australia I earned a BA Honours Degree in Sociology from Macquarie University. An academic career beckoned but the call to travel was louder. After several false starts I moved to Turkey and lived there for ten years. In 2017 I moved to Lisbon, Portugal, but continue to travel regularly to Istanbul. In addition to my blog I've written a travel narrative memoir called "Waiting for the Tulips to Bloom: Adrift in Istanbul" and two collections of essays, "Inside Out In Istanbul: Making Sense of the City" and "Exploring Turkish Landscapes: Crossing Inner Boundaries". I have a regular segment on San Francisco Turkish radio and in early 2017 I released an audio walking tour called "Stepping back through Chalcedon: Kadikoy Walk", through VoiceMap. In addition I write for various international and Australian magazines and websites, as well as for this blog. A full list of my published articles, with links, can be found on the Writing on Turkey and Writing Beyond Turkey pages.
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