Friday Lens Affair #44


Cappadocia, Julie Balsiger

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 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.

In this image, she has her traditional headscarf with a hand-crocheted edge as well as some small hand-made dishcloths hanging.

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26 thoughts on “Friday Lens Affair #44

  1. Richa

    You have captured her photograph so beautifully. She is beautiful. :)

  2. Myriam

    This great picture brings me back to Turkey, a wonderful country, that I just left some days ago…

  3. There are a lot of wonderful people to photograph there and the landscape is truly unique and stunning to see and also photograph
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    • I know Noel, I have been to Cappadocia, it is spectacular. It is one of very few places which I want to visit again :)
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  4. Marisol

    Hi Marysia, thanks for introducing me to Jules work. Her images are exquisite and such joy to behold. It’s nice finding your blog as well.

  5. Jon Patrick

    What a neat story! Love her smile, and that people remember what we often forget – simple joys make life worth living.

  6. Mike

    Lovely photo! I love photos of people like this.

    • Me to Mike, I think Julie is brilliant and I do want to visit this lady next time when in Cappadocia ;)
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  7. Julie (Jules) Balsiger

    Marysia, thank you for the feature! I love your blog and feel honored that you chose to show this image. xoxojules

    • Julie Dear it is me who is honored to be hosting your photograph. I love them all, I think I have to return to Cappadocia soon :)

      • Jules

        yes, please do! I would love to welcome you here… xoxojules

  8. John

    Such a lovely old women!

    • I felt in love with this picture from a first sight, because this woman John, such a genuine portrait!
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  9. Rebecca

    This is gorgeous! I love the idea behind this series! I’m going to look into it!

    • Thanks a lot Rebecca, if you have any interesting pictures I would be more than happy to host you in Friday Lens :)
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      • Rebecca

        Are you only having photographers do the Friday Lens Affair? I have some gorgeous pictures from when I went to Chania, Greece and Rome, but I’m not a photographer.

        • Dear Rebecca the Friday Lens Affair series is for bloggers :) So feel free to show me your photographs!
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        • Rebecca

          How do I submit them? Email?

          BTW I went to Israel on Birthright, but all my pictures suck! Guess that’s what happens when I’m in Israel at 19 years old and have an okay digital camera.

          • Email is perfect :) Talk you there!

  10. Mo

    Great shot you have!! Love the story too!
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    • Thanks Mo, Julie is an amazing photographer, you should check her page, fabulous!

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