Bodrum Photos

September 13th, 2009  | Category: Travel


When I think of the days I spent in Bodrum, the first thing that comes to my mind is starry blue nights. Me, my camera and my camera’s remote switch spent a lot of time obsessing about long exposure photography in Bodrum. Maybe that’s why…

And then there’s David‘s new book, “The Sweet Life in Paris”. I started reading it in Selimiye and finished it in Bodrum. If you were vacationing on one of the Greek islands across Bodrum a couple of weeks ago and still wondering where those laughs were coming from, that was me reading  the chapter titled “What They Say Versus What They Mean.”

As expected, the sweet life in Paris isn’t all flaky croissants and golden brown, crunchy baguettes. Living in Paris has its pros and cons. But after having read the book, I am 100% confident that it will take no time to adapt to the life in Paris – in sweetness and in wrath. After all, I’ve lived most of my life in Istanbul. People cutting in line? Check. Hazardous streets where bus drivers graze your cheek as they rocket past? Way too many. Les bousculeurs? Everywhere.

And that “hot chocolate to die for” at Patisserie Viennoise would just be the icing on the cake. Bodrum photos next. Enjoy.

You can navigate through the photos by clicking on the blue arrows under each photo.


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  1. 1 - tugba on September 13th, 2009

    cenk, çok basarilisin, çok!!!

  2. 2 - Tony on September 13th, 2009

    Cenk, the photos are superb! I like the white pomegranate-like decorations: it looks like you had a wonderful time!

  3. 3 - Selma on September 13th, 2009

    Very nice pictures. Thanks for sharing.

  4. 4 - Heidi / Savory Tv on September 13th, 2009

    They are all stunning, but I love the one with the lights on the night water.

  5. 5 - Pinar on September 14th, 2009

    Great pictures! I miss Turkey…

  6. 6 - mindy on September 14th, 2009

    Wow, makes me miss Turkey, big time. I like the full moon. Turkey is so beautiful.

  7. 7 - Meeta on September 14th, 2009

    just sensational! these are totally breathtaking cenk!

  8. 8 - Hande on September 14th, 2009

    Cenk, canavarsin!

  9. 9 - Margarita on September 14th, 2009

    beautiful pictures!

  10. 10 - hilal on September 14th, 2009

    super..good cook …good photographer:))

  11. 11 - Nilufer on September 14th, 2009

    Cok tesekkurler bizlerle paylastigin icin. Amerikada yasayan bir Turkum ve 10 sene icinde emekli olarak Turkiyeye donmek istiyorum… Resimlerin bana guven verdi.

  12. 12 - The Hungry Mouse on September 14th, 2009

    Oh my goodness, how lovely! I particularly love the night shots. Thanks for sharing.


  13. 13 - Soma on September 14th, 2009

    I am just beyond words.. so beautiful! can’t say anything more.. will just enjoy the breathtaking pictures.

  14. 14 - veredgy on September 14th, 2009

    Amazing photos, amazing coulors, beautiful Bodrom.
    Thank you for sharing.

  15. 15 - Sean on September 14th, 2009

    Stunning! Do you sell prints?

  16. 16 - Nevra Sezer on September 14th, 2009

    ince zevkin, muthis bir goz ve yetenegin birlesmesi 🙂 Cok merak ettim Bodrum’da neresi burası peki? Öptüm, sevgiler,

  17. 17 - Cenk on September 14th, 2009

    Thank you all! Glad you liked them.

    Sean – Maybe one day 🙂 I’ll be more than happy to send a higher resolution if you’d like to print one of them. Just let me know.

  18. 18 - Refik Bürge on September 14th, 2009

    Cenk çok güzel çekmişsin, makinanın da hakkı var yani:)) Baban makinenin fiyatını bana söylemişti. Refik amcan başarılar diler. Selamlar.

  19. 19 - Gretchen on September 15th, 2009

    It has been more than 30 years since I spent my autumn in Bodrum. As you can imagine, at that time it in no way resembled the town of your pictures. Thank you for posting. I love your blog always, but this was a special offering.

  20. 20 - Cenk on September 15th, 2009

    Nevra – Çok te?ekkürler. Foto?raflar? asl?nda Bodrum’un her yerinde çektim ama iç mekan olanlar Gündo?an’da kald???m arkada?lar?m?n evi.

    Refik Abi – Çok sa?ol!

  21. 21 - Janet @Gourmet Traveller 88 on September 15th, 2009

    Lovely post. Tempted to get the My Sweet Life in Paris. Just came back from Paris for a short stay, you are right Pros and Cons to live in a big City. Hope I can visit Greek one day. Lovely pics!

  22. 22 - joey on September 16th, 2009

    Amazing photos! I want to fly there right now! Too gorgeous Cenk 🙂

  23. 23 - Foodie Notes on September 16th, 2009

    Now I am really looking for my upcoming trip to Bodrum!..We are leaving from Canada tomorrow for a month long trip to Turkey. Hopefully my 6 days in Bodrum will give me enough time to explore the surrounding villages and capture a few snaps as lovely as these… 🙂

  24. 24 - ela on September 17th, 2009

    cenkcim, gerçekten çok yal?n ve estetik kadrajlar… sevgiler…ela

  25. 25 - Mrs Ergül on September 18th, 2009

    I will make sure my koca brings there!! Ohhhhhh

  26. 26 - Shaun on September 19th, 2009

    Such exquisite photos of Bodrum – thank you for taking us all there.

  27. 27 - ann on September 19th, 2009

    We had a great seafood meal in Bodrum in May..the restuarant in an old mill…wonderful dessert camel crepe…do you have a receipe for this?

  28. 28 - bonnie on September 21st, 2009

    Hi Cenk,
    I discovered your blog 2 weeks ago while I was researching restaurants in Instanbul. I just got back from my first trip to Turkey (yesterday) and I love love love your country! Amazing photos of Bodrum btw. Thanks for sharing and I’ll need to learn Turkish now so I can watch Turkish Golden Girls! Hilarious!!

  29. 29 - Cenk on September 21st, 2009

    ann – Camel crepe? Can you please tell me more about that dessert? I have never heard of it..

  30. 30 - Rachel on September 22nd, 2009

    Beautiful pictures, Cenk…makes me want to be in Turkey right now. Well, I guess I will have to settle for next year! I am planning a trip and this is pure inspiration.

  31. 31 - Altaf on September 26th, 2009

    stunning photos!…………..great vacation!

  32. 32 - keiko on October 6th, 2009

    SO beautiful, Cenk!

  33. 33 - Morry on September 6th, 2010

    I have sent u schedule hope it was the rite email at gmail

  34. 34 - Cenk on September 6th, 2010

    Morry – Got your schedule. I will pass it on. Can’t wait to see you.

  35. 35 - Nomadic Samuel on September 21st, 2011

    Lovely photo gallery! I thoroughly enjoyed looking at these pictures 🙂

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