Photographer's Note

Go ahead with my "oldies".

Also this one is from Amasya in Northern Turkey.
This capture was been made more than half a century ago when I was still a srudent at the Istanbul University.
On those years, every summer I made at least two week lastings trips, with my rucksack sleeping bag and camera.

Without any travel costs ; just staying on the road side and waiting patiently for a bus or even a truck, hoping that they would notice and take me along towards my next destination.

"Those were the days".

Located in Northern Turkey, Amasya is the capital of the Amasya province in the Black Sea region. Nestled into the mountains overlooking the sea, Amasya is famous for its juicy apples as well as its history that goes back to antiquity. Check out our sightseeing tips before making your way to this very unique Turkish town.

Home of the famous Greek geographer, philosopher, and historian Strabo, as well as renowned Armenian physician and writer Amirdovlat Amasiatsi, Amasya’s history – that goes back around 7,500 years – has left its traces all over this town between the mountains and sea. In antiquity, Amasya was a fortified and wealthy provincial capital that produced many kings and artists, thinkers and sultans throughout the centuries.

Today, the Yalıboyu Evleri (Ottoman era houses) remain, as well as the tombs of former Pontus kings that were carved into the cliffs. The birthplace of sultan Murad I and Selim I, Amasya is also very important in terms of Ottoman history, and therefore a very popular tourist destination for history enthusiasts.

This entry is been scanned from a color print.

Also this woman was sitting in front of her house and preparing with ageold methods her thin silk garns, to be used for her handmade towels.

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