Izmir, Turkey, well-known for tourists in the summer especially. I wasn’t expecting Palm trees in Turkey but of course, these parts are Mediterranean. Dah!
Bolu, Turkey up in the mountains. After living in Mexico for so many years, it’s wonderful to experience Fall.
Istanbul Cat who adopted me. He came up over my rooftop and landed on my patio. I put food out for him often, then one day he disappeared
Karakoy, Istanbul on the right is my Favorite Starbucks where I go to write on Thursdays and watch the world go by.
Istanbul was waiting for me, April 19, 2019 I returned to my Big Love
The sound of silence, under weekend lockdown for the pandemic in 2020 Istanbul. Seniors were on permanent lockdown from the beginning of the pandemic. Many social measures were put into place to service their needs.
Dark Days in Fatih, during the pandemic 2020
Wall Art in Istanbul
Istanbul at Sunset one of the most beautiful cities in the world
And then there was you. I create graphics from the thousands of photos I take. This one is from Mexico.
We love our cats, and wall art. Massive work.
Maiden’s Tower: It literally means “Maiden’s Tower” in Turkish. The name comes from a legend: the Byzantine emperor heard a prophecy telling him that his beloved daughter would die at the age of 18 by a snake. So he decided to put her in this tower built on a rock on the Bosphorus isolated from the land thus no snake could kill her.
OOPS! Public works made great headway during the partial lockdown days. No traffic made it easier to get the new sewers in. But as soon as traffic resumed, ooooops.

Some of these images are featured in LOVE The Beat Goes On the second edition, others are from my new memoir to be released this month CAFE CONFIDENTIAL Thanks for pre-ordering.