A Postcard From Turkey: The Door of Edirne

“I believe if you keep your faith, you keep your trust, you keep the right attitude, if you’re grateful, you’ll see God open up new doors.” – Joel Osteen.

The door was shot in Edirne, Turkey, at Saraçlar Caddesi.


  1. Very interesting door…I really admire your photography! And there are so many things to capture your camera in places like Turkey…In the village of Alachati, in the Izmir province, in a peninsula called Chesme…where I some years spend my summers…there are incredibly interesting doors as well. They were from Greek homes, as that whole area was Greek at one time, but in Alachati they’ve rebuilt and restructured the village to make it as authentic as possible to the original but of course, now it is full of bars, restaurants and cafes as well as shops…but still you get the full gist of how it used to be with such great doors…Thank you Nurul for such fine photography and inspiring words that you have and have found as well.

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    • Thank you, Francisco. That’s very kind of you. I heard a lot of stories about Alaçati and Cesme from friends and have no doubt about its beauty. I am sure that it would be enjoyable so much to get lost in the village, and being spoiled with beautiful houses, doors, windows, and decorations at the same time. It was too bad, during my stays as student in Istanbul, I could not manage to visit areas in Aegean Sea. Well, I passed Izmir, when on the way to Ephesus, but did not spend so much time there. Instead, I traveled more to Mediterranean region, such as Antalya and Fethiye. I also traveled to Central, East and South Turkey. Turkey is full of historical places, beautiful architectures due to influence west and east at the same time, and magnificent landscapes. Even I lived there for more than two years, I was still not be able to see all beauty the country could offer.
      I left Alaçati untouchable, so I will have a very good reason to return.

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      • You are so right! You know I have been spending my summers in Turkey for almost 20 years and still I’ve so much to see! At first I did explore some of the places down south like Marmaris, Kash and Kalkan across from the Greek island of Castelorizo and it was beautiful but I have mostly settled in the Izmir province as I run my studio and gallery from there. But Turkey has so many historical places that it would really be a challenge to see them all or most. Alachati is a beautiful little town, although they have overdeveloped the area and have comercialised the village way too much. It is too crowded and becomes a difficult place to enjoy, especially at night, but if you stroll around during the day you really get the gist of what it used to be and you can enjoy and photograph the beauty of the houses, doors, windows, little streets, the church, now a mosque, that has been refurbished…yes, you definitely have something to come back to Turkey for! Thank you, Nurul for such a lovely comment.


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