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Dick Osseman | all galleries >> Dogubeyazit pictures >> The mountains near Doğubeyazit > Doğubeyazit me with Ararat 1b
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Doğubeyazit me with Ararat 1b

Doğubeyazit me with Ararat 1b

I don't advertise myself, but I happen to be in the front of what turns out to be a good overview of the area near the dusty village. Mount Ararat in the distance.

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Ted 23-Jan-2016 05:30
HI Dick,

I enjoyed my visit via your pictures to Tarsus. I am working on a presentation about "Paul's birthplace" and love your views. Almost like being there.

We were planning a trip to Turkey, but have it on hold till things settle down.

I appreciate your sharing so freely. Keep on keeping on!

Gamze Gunal 05-Jan-2016 21:02
Thanks a lot for this great archive! Best from Istanbul, Gamze
Jola Dziubinska09-Mar-2015 13:40
Very nice landscape for your portrait. V.
Gulbahar 09-Mar-2012 01:22
Hallo, ik heb in 2009 ook naar de foto's gekeken die u heeft genomen, en ik vind ze allemaal heel erg mooi.
Wanneer ik niet naar Turkije kan kijk ik graag naar de door u genomen foto's, hopelijk plaats u nog vele mooiere.

Groeten van Gulbahar.
Dick Osseman05-Jan-2011 22:20
I learned it was Büyük Ağrı Dağ (Big Ağrı Mountain), but then of course I'm just a foreigner.
Mustafa Duran 05-Jan-2011 18:31
Its turkish name is Aðrý Daðý.It is the highest mountain in Türkiye...
gerda 18-Dec-2010 18:43
echt fett!
George Milligan 18-Oct-2010 04:00
Very good pictures.I was stationed in Sinop Aug 70 to 71,I'm amazed at how large the town has become.It looks like its 4 times bigger.Any ideas as to why it has grown?
Fedora 11-Sep-2010 10:27
So beautiful. Thank you.
Adrian Per 25-Mar-2010 21:10
I work for one Hollandian Company for ship building , Now I are in Altinova for some times.
Very nice site with Iznik . I was two times and I want to retourn there!
Servet 07-Feb-2010 21:52
Hi Dick, as someone from Trabzon, I really enjoyed your pics of my city. You did a great job portraying its people and their unadulterated lives. Going somewhere as a tourist and taking a pic or two of the popular tourist sites is one thing, truly blending with the place and culture beyond being just a sightseer and depicting the authentic lived experiences is another, and you effectively achieved the latter. Well done!
Tara 21-May-2009 17:45
I love all your photos. Thank you for sharing them. Wonderful job

Ertan 21-Mar-2009 23:30
Dear Dick,
I enjoyed watching your photos. Thanks a lot for sharing them.
Janet 24-Nov-2008 01:15
I'am studying the bible.. beautiful pictures..two words THANK YOU....
Guest 11-Oct-2008 16:29
Hello from western Canada. I have found your pictures to be a great use of time... long interested in traveling to this beautiful place, your site has encouraged me to hurry up and get there. I still have many galleries to go through - thank you for posting all.
NURHAN ÇİÇEK 15-Apr-2008 19:03

I havent seen such a good picture..I live in muþ .you did an excellent job. amazing too see these picture
Metin Kiyak 06-Apr-2008 08:06
just now i saw you wonderfull photos,
its amazing,
i will send to all my friends,
thank sou for share this nice Photos..
Metin Kiyak.
chucky 19-Dec-2007 20:27
your photos are wonderfull. thank you
Dick Osseman19-Dec-2007 17:45
Ý do not like the implied threat. And the Ministry of Culture and Turism thinks different, their General Dýrector wrote a letter of appreciation quite a while back. Ý last had to show it to the police in Ýnegöl, that seemed to be weary of a photographer doing what he likes best.

Ý will gladly stay out of politics, you may have them all to yourself. And thanks for the compliment.
Cenk Atli 19-Dec-2007 04:39
Pictures are great. But you only seem to respect what's visibly beautiful with little or no regard / respect to Turk's 1000 years of history and culture over this land. For that reason only, I think you're a great photographer but in no way an ambassador and friend of Turks.

A word of 'caution': please, stay out of politics and historical un-trues. Your work will only then serve its intended and ultimate purpose.
Carl Ginzel 11-Nov-2007 04:23
Thank you for the pictures of Elazig. Elazig is my friend's (basically my adopted son)
hometown (mine is San Jose, California). I've been to Istanbul to see him several times, and we have made it to Cappadoica. But not to Elazig. Hope to go see this city in Turkey within the next 12 months. These are great pictures. Thanks again.
alp egckalan 23-Sep-2007 20:48
really amaning jop, thank you very very much :)

muhteþem bir iþ, harika fotoðraflar, bu güzel zevki yaþattýðýnýz için çok teþekkürler :)
Guest 06-Aug-2007 19:53
Hi Dick
You did an excellent job
Wonderful pictures!
Thank you very much for sharing these pictures with us
Guest 05-Aug-2007 06:55
Dear Osseman,
thanks for your great pictures, it was a pleasure for me to see my country from your eyes. You shared great cultural information with us.

Yılmaz, H
bülent 17-Jul-2007 08:25
bursa çok güzel bir sehir yakýn da oraya gele cegim orda kalacagým
sakey 01-Jul-2007 22:40
Dear Dick,
wow its great to travel around the world,i'm glad you went to turkey and hope you enjoyed it alot.hope you go visit a place in turkey,well its a villliage and its called:Beyaslen and its near van lake,i hope to see lots of that villiage pictures
=) have great trip Dick=)
süheyla 19-Jun-2007 13:11
thank you dear Osseman,very beatyful
Tarik Simsek 06-Jun-2007 22:31
Beste Dick,

Geweldig al die foto's doet je toch beseffen wat een rijke geschiedenis en natuur Turkije heeft. Lijkt me ook leuk om meer van Turkije te hebben gezien dan de meeste turken.. haha!! Prachtig werk.. ik geniet, dank je wel!!
Ik kom uit Sivas overigens.. ben je weleens in Gemerek geweest??

met vriendelijke en dankbare groet,
A DONMEZ 28-May-2007 11:20
Amazing to see all these photos,Thank you.Pinar & Ahmet
Lsert 08-Apr-2007 20:21
Dear Dick,
We wait you again to izmit, because your famous photographs mistake for izmit . We have very more interassant area. I hope that who has your guide.Ýf you come again ,You won't be ill again. Please you use another picture for Turkiye. Please you dont give no good mesage to tukey people and world. I hope that you will cahange month pic. Because you know Turkiye good than one Turkiye citizen.Thanks...
Guest 18-Mar-2007 04:47
Dear Dick,
It is nice to see Turkey so well-represented. As a Turkish-American i am well aware of the problems that exist in Turkey and Turkish culture, as i am similarly aware of problems in the States. I suppose if I were Dutch, i'd be aware of problems there as well. But why not celebrate the Good in things. I'd love to have a convesation with you in person one day Dick. Thanks for your efforts!
Barb Felde 19-Feb-2007 06:57
I live in Albany, Oregon. As I mentioned in your Cappadocia pictures, I once lived in Turkey for two years from 1980-82, in Adana. One of my daughters was born there in 1980. I fell in love with the country, the people, the language, the climate, the diversity and history. I have dreamt of returning one day to see how things have changed and have never been able to. Having just found your incredible collection of pictures, I almost feel like I have returned! It is wonderful to know that things have not changed so much that I do not recognize places I've been. The thing I loved most was the hospitality of the people where ever we went. The second most wonderful thing was the "old" still present, mixed right in there with the new, the older, and the oldest, much of it still being used and appreciated. Your pictures show this integration and I love it. Beautiful place. I will return one of these days soon and your pictures have convinced me that I must. Thank you Mr. Osseman.
Dick Osseman02-Jan-2007 19:40
Dear Ayse,

I thought you live in the Türkiye Cumhuriyet, why call it a republic?

Maybe for the same reasons I do not call this the Büyük Agri Dag: 1. we write for an international audience, 2. many Turkish signs get ruined when using Pbase, my keyboard, a general browser. I am plenty busy as it is.
ayse 02-Jan-2007 18:07
mr.osseman,i like ur photos a lot...u r really good at that,but if u become careful to use the old names of places without using their turkish names, i will be glad as a turkish Turkish Repuclic,not ararat,this month is called Agrý Mount.i hope u will understand my sensibility..thank u for all...
Cenk Sengoz 02-Jan-2007 02:33
Thank you for taking the time for preparing and presenting these pictures of Turkey. I lived in Izmir for about 25 years and you captured the views that I had never seen before. Keep good work and you're always welcome to Turkey. I am looking forward to seeing more pictures of yours.
You don't need to post negative comments here. I apologize for the rudeness of the person who presented himself as "A Turk" and posted a mean comment here on 16-June-2006 which totally contradicts with Turkish culture and hospitality.
Adnan ÇALIŞKAN 28-Oct-2006 21:53
thanks for your effort Mr. Osseman.
I enjoy all of them.
by Adnan ÇALIÞKAN from Bursa
pessimist 06-Sep-2006 10:50
hi osseman why don t come taskopru's festival? there is allright
Hale Tozkar 29-Jul-2006 14:44
Dear Osseman
thank you so much for your wonderfull pictures. you can be tour guide in Turkey ...
Have you ever think that being tour guide Mr. Osseman?
Really you are too much successfull person. Congrulate you again..
Guest 22-Jul-2006 19:47
Lots of love from Turkey....
Thank you...
Ahmet Muhtar 21-Jul-2006 12:51
I am from Tokat. thank you for Tokat's pictures.
Guest 12-Jul-2006 20:47
I think everybody has the right to call the mountain as he likes. However
your statement "the world as a whole does not speak Turkish" does not make sense because the word caution is not in Turkish. I like the pictures and staff in here but personally i would suggest that you do not go into discussions with the site visitors.
Guest 16-Jun-2006 17:38
i bet i know more history than you do and for that reason i do not go into silly problems of 'what is the name of this mountain'. The name will be dýfferent in the future - as it has in the past.

Did you mean 'cautious' by the way? Try to write proper English, the world as a whole does not speak Turkish.

A Turk 16-Jun-2006 06:52
You don't know History Dick !

This mountain is not Ararat...It is in Turkey and we say that "AGRI DAGI", Please be caution in this...
Kafkasmurat 07-Jun-2006 19:12
Nice to see that friend of Turks over there.
secil danışoğlu 22-May-2006 17:58
hi mr osseman ý want to say your wonderfull person because this photos vey nice thanks a lot
mete 21-Apr-2006 13:00
Thank your for these memorable moments during your visits throughout Turkey. The Country does deserve the objective viewpoint you provide with its nature and the nature of its people. If you need to host a website up to 200mb, please let me know, I will provide this service to you free of charge with 2gb bandwidth/mo and unlimited pop emails and unlimited anything you wanted to put there (photos, videos, etc). I provide a hosting service run overseas and would like to help promote what you have initiated here, all I will do is provide you with access to a control panel so you can manage it any way you like.

Kind regards,
Guest 12-Apr-2006 01:41
What an extraordinary foto of Arrarat, Armenian you know!
James Want 09-Apr-2006 21:57
Thank you for the pics. of Ephesus the capital of the Roman Asian. I have always been interested in the Romans - to imagine the city in it's heyday gives me hope for the humanity. They were a violent bunch but they certainly had style. My fantasy would be see Roman Britain about 200-300 A.D. Thanks again for the beautiful pics.
Guest 23-Mar-2006 14:05
I admire and thank for the Fethiye photos you took. Because you mentioned the historcial beauties of the city, not the popular and known side of it as most people do. hope to see your new photos...
Kivanc Sekizkardes 18-Mar-2006 16:59
You are the best friend of Turkish people and Turkey
Dank U wel
Vielen Dank
Shukria (Urdu)
Terimah Kasih (malay)
Nandri (Tamil)
Kop Khun Krab(thai)
Fatih 14-Mar-2006 22:37
Hi dick;
It was our pleasure to see you in Turkey. Enjoy your journeys and life.
Thank you.
Kasım 14-Mar-2006 10:02
Hi. My name is Kasým. I from Konya. First of all, thank you very much for wonderful photos. You reminded us beauty's country. Affectionately.
One Lover TURKIYE...
up_tempo 13-Mar-2006 12:33
ustadým helal olsun sana, vaktin halin yerinde belli ama yinede senin kadar türkiye meraklýsý türk yoktur bizde parayý bulan avrupaya gidiyor, avrupalý türkiyeden çýkmýyor deðerlerimizin farkýnda deðiliz..
thank u verymuch! good lock...
korkut 10-Mar-2006 08:50

mr . dick

if you visit again mersin . just send me an e mail pls . i want to show more places that you will enjoy .

see you ....
Onur 08-Mar-2006 14:41
Good to see you Dick