|I miss my bike. Of course, mine isn't as decorative as this one.
|I love these shorty brooms.
|Pottery, made from river clay, is common in Bitlis, Turkey
|Michelle, Gwenn and Phyllis exploring the town of Bitlis
|The castle overlooks the town of Bitlis
|View of historic Bitlis, Turkey
|One of five minarets in tiny Bitlis
|Mostly the Turkish men play backgammon, but I'm not sure what this game is.
|Young shoe repairmen
|The castle walls above the town of Bitlis.
|Smart internet cafe, as opposed to a stupid internet cafe?
|I guess the heavy eyebrows make these mannequins Turkish. They are wearing red, white and blue though.
|The gate to enter the castle was closed, but I could hike around it a little.
|View from the backside of the castle in Bitlis, Turkey.
|In general, the museums and tourist sites in Turkey have explanations in English as well as Turkish. This says that the castle was possibly built under the orders of Alexander the Gread [sic].
|The Bitlis River is not much more than a creek, at least in the summer.
|In Turkey it seems that anything goes, dress-wise, probably depending on the decision of the family or the husband. The woman to the left has the typical look of her generation. The woman on the right is the minority in Turkey. And many of the young girls look like they just stepped off of the streets of Manhattan.
|Bitlis cemetery on a hilltop above the town.