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Fairy Chimneys And Elf Doors

10. October 2009

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They rise up all around, some with simple conical tops, others with rocks seemingly balanced on top, and still others with a phallic appearance that is disconcerting in such a conservative country. Almost all of the  Fairy Chimneys have an ‘elf door’ or windows carved into them making it seem as though we’ve landed in [...]

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Flexibility Takes Us To Northern Turkey

30. September 2009

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We’re sitting high on a hill on the Sinop peninsula that juts out into the Black Sea. It’s midday and the call to prayer floats up from the town below. I’m getting used to hearing it now but it still sounds ancient and haunting…even more so as I gaze out over the hillsides and villages [...]

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