Photographer's Note

The bread being loaded into the horse-cart was certainly fresh when this picture was taken, but that was 36 years ago, in August 1974.

This is a back street in the city of Edirne in the far west of Turkey, close to the borders with Greece and Bulgaria. It's a giant step from my last upload from near the Soviet border but from the same journey. This was my fifth visit to Turkey in as many years.

Edirne is mainly known for its many great mosques, including the masterpiece, the Selimiye Camii, built in 1575 by the famous architect Mimar Sinan. But at least in the 1970's there were still a lot of traditional civilian Turkish buildings such as in this photo. I hope most of them have been declared a cultural heritage and preserved. I doubt that they still deliver bread by horse-cart, though.

This was scanned from a Kodachrome slide.

dta, tober, serp2000, jlbrthnn, abmdsudi, axiotea, jhm, Kielia, Angshu, adores, Vasa, kato, ourania has marked this note useful

Photo Information
Viewed: 3333
Points: 66
Additional Photos by Gert Holmertz (holmertz) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6831 W: 407 N: 13523] (64462)
View More Pictures