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Gaziantep 8413
22-MAR-2004

Gaziantep 8413

I quote from the Lonely Planet guide: "If you're unlucky you'll stumble upon the old stone building housing the city's meat market, not a place to explore if you're even slightly squeamish". Since I'm not I went here twice (once to check the light conditions, but the market was past its prime, once to take pictures). Unfortunately a man would not let me take a picture of the wheelbarrow filled with sheep's heads, nor of the pile of heads next to it. But I managed some other shots. The Turks are not squeamish, meat is often on display in all its gore, so why not?

Nikon D70
1/15s f/8.0 at 18.0mm full exif

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Mehmet Ali Icbay 14-Mar-2006 12:37
I used to work in a carpet store kust next to this meat bazaar. At the beginning I used to hate the disgusting smell there but later on I got used to it. However, I really miss that extraordinarily disgusting smell. Life is really funny :)