As always happens during this time of the year, I was bitten by the travel bug and I am itching to hit the roads again. It's not finalized yet but I will probably be traveling on some parts of the ancient silk road in the coming months..Still dreaming about it.
While I am dreaming and planning let me take you to the eastern parts of Turkey, which is unknown to many who visited this country. The city of Diyarbakir is the largest one in southeastern Turkey. It is not in the destination of many traveler due to the Kurdish terrorist activities in this area. However its a beautiful city so much rich with history and culture.
It is possible to see the 5.5 km long old city walls made of from black basalt around the old parts of the town. It is very striking..
You could always find old men in the garden of the Grand Mosque. They are always ready to tell you about their city.
Entrance of the Grand Mosque which was built in 11th century. Very similar architecture with the Grand Mosque of Damascus although this is a rather small version.
Traditional house with lovely decorations on the walls.
An artisan making the last touches of a water jug which was later purchased by me. Using it as a vase right now.
Arches of an old Armenian church left to decay in 1883. Ceiling made of mud gone many many years ago..