Adana, Turkey

Went for a stroll around Adana today, going to the train station, the Sabanci Mosque (the largest in Turkey) and the Roman bridge built by either Hadrian or Justinian. All very impressive pieces of architecture.

A person working for the mosque was kind enough to show us around and bring us to the top of one of the minarets (in a very very small lift).

To Aleppo in Syria tomorrow, all things going well.

Some pics below the fold:

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Tropical sun

I am often amazed during trips to West Cork on sunny days at just how sub-tropical the region can feel. I took a trip down to Bandon, on through Clonakilty and down to Castlefreke (odd name isn’t it?), Rathbarry, and the several beaches between Clon and Roscarberry. I ended up at the Church of Ireland church there, followed by a trip back to Clon along a different road, where I happened upon a rather nice field of rape seed. I made a quick trip over to Cobh to get some evening shots, and then home.

Here are some of the shots, with the full Flickr set here.

Red Strand/Rathbarry: