Monday, May 4, 2009

Mute Monday: Guess the Place









24 comments:

Buzz Kill said...

This is funny, I was just talking to the Mrs.'s Uncle yesterday and he just got back from this place on Saturday. He had a great time and I'm sure he saw some of these sites.

Happy MM!

TROLL Y2K said...

Where west meets east. You might want to rename your photos! But they're excellent, bet it will be a fascinating place after the revolution!

Happy Mute Monday!

Big Shamu said...

Never been but I want the backstory on the "I'm still peeing" comment.

moi said...

Buzz: Did he buy a rug?

Troll: Oh, dang it. I nicked off the net and forgot to rename. Too lazy to change now. It's pretty easy, anyway.

Shamu: You don't go into the shops there, point, and purchase. The vendor scouts the streets and comes and finds YOU. Then you follow him along winding alleys back to his shop, where he serves you tea and sweets. You meet his entire family. Even the not-right second cousins. Then you drink more tea. Eat more sweets. Tell your life story. Finally, the vendor gets down to business, pulling stuff out that was made when Jesus last roamed the earth. You have to look at ALL OF IT. Then you drink another pot of tea. Then you haggle. Three hours later, though, I had my rug. Also, a bloated stomach and pissed off bladder.

Boxer said...

my MIL's favorite thing to do was buy rugs, but your pee story is the best I've heard.

I think you're somewhere in Turkey, but the only thing this Mute has done is prove my Geography is baaaaad.

Great pictures. Happy Happy MM!

Bear said...

I recognise Turkey...

Australia has an incredible affinity with Turkey through the battle fought and lost on the beaches of Gallipoli. We were led by the Brits and they lost the battle... recently commemorated on ANZAC Day.

Those Turkey beaches are often cited as the birthplace of Australia as a nation... where we won our reputation for courage, pride, resolve, respect and a fair go for others... including the Turks.

Great pics, Moi.

Happy MM.

Big Shamu said...

Excellent story. Note to self, want to buy hand woven turkish rug? Develop Bladder of Steel. And bring Mickey.

Gnomeself Be True said...

...and then the dog pisses on the rug.

I live....

moi said...

Boxer: Moi's Weakness #692: Turkish and Persian Rugs.

Bear: One thing I knew nothing of (until the movie) was the Battle of Gallipoli. Fascinating history.

Shamu: And smile a lot.

Gnome: We were about to send out a search party, fer cryin' out loud. You in one piece?

Gnomeself Be True said...

Yes, just another wake up call that will cause me to withdraw further from the world outside of my family.

Vixen said...

Looks like a beautiful place. I have no guess.....lol.

happyMonday!

Mickey said...

small dog, small bladder.

The one who calls himself Gnome is correct. I've never met a rug I didn't want to pee on.

Nan-Nan said...

Ooooh, I want the JESUS RUG!!!! Preacher's wives ALWAYS need a good Jesus rug! We learned that in school.... Love the post!!! Don't know where it is, but do you think they serve a certain fowl there? With dressing perhaps? Would pair nicely with the tea....

kmwthay said...

Hummmm. I dunno Moi? I'm not sure where this is. I would guess Tijuana Mexico.

Ree said...

I'm not reading any of the other comments, just guessing.

Turkey?

;-)

Happy Mute Monday.

Anonymous said...

Ho! Let's go.

Drank that tean the Hagia Sophia
Wow...

Wait! Does ya know Yakim? Two books
Youse gonna love:
The Jannisary Tree an' The Bellini
Card. YAkim is a restorer of status
Quo for Sultan in 1800's 4tanbul... Lovely
Prose by Cambridge scholar of Ottoman
Empire.

fishy said...

Can you smell the Bosphorous?

Anonymous said...

Heh...youse a stitch!
Roflol. Moi' tea pee story!!

moi said...

It's Istanbul, Party People!

fishy said...

Moi, you are not the only one to find apple tea to be an effective diuretic! I love Istanbul, and yep I knew I could smell the Bosphorous. I still want a yali on the river!
GREAT location.

pamokc said...

I don't know but I want to go there. Now. Next week. Gorgeous and my kind of place.

pamokc said...

Hmmm, never considered going to Istanbul, but could put it on my list of places to visit. The church is the Sofia, right? I do know (well, know is a strong word) -- I have met a minister who does regular mission trips to Turkey with the Methodist church. Very interesting pics indeed.

K9 said...

ive been there! and i am sick of apple tea

AL (the traveler) GORE said...

I'll always be Constantinople to me and Tipper.