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Akkus walk in the country

Akkus walk in the country

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I like running water, so I took some shots of this fountain. The source of the water is never quite clear to me, I think nowadays a lot is from public waterworks, but sometimes I think it wells up in the mountains, is filtered in some sand, and then runs from a fountain like this. All over the country these "çesme"-s provide the thirsty traveller with nice, cool water. Sometimes water seems to be particularly good, dolmuses (minibuses) will stop and everyone will drink some of this "soğuk su" (cold water). Lots of small villages are called Soğuksu too.

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zeynep 03-May-2006 19:58
Dear Mr. Osseman,
For some reason I can not even name, I got so emotional when I read your words saying that there are many towns named Soguksu. It is very probable that this name is given to the towns because the town offers endless amount of soguk su coming from the gorge to passerbys and travelers and Tanri Misafiri (an unknown guest who just shows up at one's doorstep) without expecting anything in return. I think this name symbolizes the poor but warm hearted and generous Anatolian people.