This week I’m hosting superb photographer Julie Balsiger and her photograph taken in Turkey. In a little village in Cappadocia where she currently lives. She has more of those gems on Julie Balsiger Photography. Do check them out, they will charm you up! You can as well follow Jules on Facebook, I already do :)
I have chosen this picture because same as Julie Balsiger, I have felt in love with this region of Turkey from the first sight! Cappadocia is one of the very little places where I would love to return and for a person like me who always want to discover sth new, it is a big statement!
Picture Story: Cappadocia, Julie Balsiger
“I adore the ladies of this village, Ibrahimpasa (Babayan). They always greet me with a generous and welcoming smile.
The people of this village are mostly substance farmers and are working from sunrise to sunset preparing food for their families – yet they always have a smile and will fill your hands and pockets with whatever food they have.
This particular lady has come to find my frequent stops at her house amusing – below her balcony is an old Ottoman-era door (with separate door knockers for men and for women) and I’m often found standing in front of her house explaining to fellow photographers about the door knocker system.
Her husband is usually sitting on the balcony and when he’s around she “of course” won’t allow herself to be photographed…but if he’s not there she quickly rounds up her grandchildren and anyone else in the house to get their photos taken. (Several times a year, I hand out prints from Pixa Prints of the portraits and snaps that my guests and I have taken of the families and children of this village.)
In this image, she has her traditional headscarf with a hand-crocheted edge as well as some small hand-made dishcloths hanging.”