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From One Extreme to the Other (5th place, City Challenge)
17-JUN-2006

From One Extreme to the Other (5th place, City Challenge)

Ankara, Turkey

For some unknown reason I've always loved this view and seem to photograph it every time I see it (which is very often), hoping for the right combination of light and clouds. But it highlights the extremes that you can find here -- from nature to low-rise dwellings or shanties to incredibly expensive high-rise apartments to modernistic monuments. Although I wouldn't call Ankara a beautiful city (far from it), I've lived here longer than any other place during my entire marriage (23 years), and it definitely has a special place in my heart.

Sony DSC-H1
1/500s f/6.3 at 41.5mm iso64 full exif

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