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Kim 20-Nov-2013 16:15
Mary Ann,

I'd love to use your image of Paul's Well in an upcoming textbook. Please let me know if you'd consider this use, and I can provide more details. Thanks!
firoz a shaikh 13-Mar-2012 06:17
Wow wonderful photos of karla cave india loved it i live about 50 kms from the karla caves was wonderful watching your photos.Great work great photographs keep up the wonderful work.thanks & regards firoz a shaikh nigdi pune india
Guest 24-Jul-2009 02:19
Hi Mary Ann. I love your photos. There is one in particular that I would love to use in a book I am writing, with your permission.

It's a photo you have from the Harem in topkapi palace.

would you kindly mind contacting me about it?
many thanks,
omid safi
rjgallagher 14-Jun-2009 20:26
Mary Ann,
Really enjoyed your Point Molate photos - I lived there in the early 60's. I would be interested in purchasing a few prints. Is this possible? Thank you very much. R J Gallagher email
Prakash 04-May-2009 06:50
Thanks Mary Ann for best phothograph of Ooty , Coonor & Kodiakenal. Nice Job & wish to u
Claudia Ludwig 02-Mar-2009 16:37
Hi Mary Ann,

Great site and fabulous photos! I particularly love the photo of the San Francisco Bay salt flats. I work in a non-profit science research lab and am interested in using a photo when presenting information about Halobacterium to teachers and researchers. Will you contact me?

Claudia Ludwig
ian B urnett 14-Mar-2008 06:30
Good site!
If you are looking for some more information about the Bodrum area or even a holiday villa then please visit my website at:
Guest 20-Jun-2007 07:19
When I get photoshop and a new camera, I'm going to model my work after you.
Guest 08-Mar-2007 10:37
Fantastic gallery.
Guest 12-Sep-2006 14:02
I have uploaded several 10 of slides from Turkish coast that you may have visited. If you are interested in, please check at in ALBUM section..
Sezgin Aytuna 11-Jun-2006 12:02
I am Turkish citizen and have worked in and around Urfa, Diyarbakir,Adiyaman and Nemrut area (in SE Turkey)as a petroleum geologist for ARCO International Oil and Gas company between 1985-2000. I have traveled öant times between Adiyaman-Diyabakýr using all the villages raod not the freeways as you did. I had beeing taking pictures for ARCO Turkey Inc., for its annular calendars for 15 years. If you need more information about my photos, you should visit my web site: aytuna 04-Jun-2006 12:29
Looked through your site. Good work! Ken.
Marija Jarenkovic 25-Mar-2006 05:09
Great website.
ewrtert 04-Mar-2006 11:36
Alex Tursun 11-Aug-2005 20:35
WoW I can not blieve some one is enterested in Turkey that much,and speacialy anAmerican,Most Americans think Turkey is a Arab nation,Most Americans think if they go to Turkey they will be hated,I am so Glad someone think and shows Turkey to others as a great place and friendly faceses,I am a Turkish first and American after I would like to take this oppurtinity to thank you for educating people about Turkey.THANKS A MILLON
Alex Z Tursun,Mountain View California
Tim Spalding 15-Jun-2005 19:43
Nice photos; too bad about your camera! Good excuse to go back :)
Richard Haas 21-Dec-2004 11:12
Hi Mary Ann,
Andrys wrote me that you do not have the exact e-mail adress.
I hope that you get it this time in full
I will appreciate your news.
Best ragards
Steve Goldthorp09-Dec-2004 09:48
Hi Mary, Thankyou for your comments! I think your travels were rather more extensive than ours! The boat was very relaxing and destressing though and we did get some exercise :-)
The tomb at Xanthos was the other side of the road (same as cafe) but 15-20 mins around and on the opposite side of the hill. No one else was there and it was good to be at peace with the ancients!
Regards and thankyou for posting your inspiring shots!
Steve Goldthorp06-Dec-2004 22:12
Hi Mary, A note of thanks for introducing me to other areas of Turkey - you make me want to return! We were on the Lycian coast in October - the land of sarcophagi!
Our trip is at:
Mary Ann Campbell01-Dec-2004 16:20
Richard Haas, I tried to contact you at various versions of your email address and all messages bounced. --Mary Ann
Guest 30-Nov-2004 09:40
Hi..!! I am sending regards from TURKEY/Cappadocia.I saw your Cappadocia picturs.WONDERFULLLL.I'am owned nice picturs.I am waiting for holiday this yearto you.I invite you Cappadocia again .ALL the best from TURKEY
salim TUNCAY
My GSM number:+905427413430 call me if you come to TURKEY
Richard Haas 30-Nov-2004 08:16
could yopu please contact me
thanks in advance
Andrys Basten28-Nov-2004 02:16
Wow, great response. Will also add a couple of thoughts re Benjamin's questions.
But, first, I found out that adding a link to your "my forum" area
will let people find their feedback/questions on the actual photo/gallery page
as this provides a link at the top to the image that drew the question.

You can put the Link line (below) in your edited Profile msg or in your Guestbook
by just typing something like the following but substituting " " signs for
the "[" "]" and placing your actual forum ID # for the "xxxxx" below.

Forum message replies can be read at:
[a href="" target=_blank[/a]

The 'target=_blank' parameter makes a new page for the viewer so they
can still find your photo pages after.

Re Benjamin :-)
Abraham (there are questions as to whether he was a real person) was
born in Urfa and moved to Harran for years. They had different names back
then (Ur and Haran). "Abraham's Cave" (where he was said to be born) is
not far from the place with the pool named for him but we didn't know about
it. I doubt I would have braved the crowds who throng to get into that tiny
space though.

As for light, Mary Ann waits patiently for good lighting on what she
photographs and that's why she gets very good results. She tried to teach
me that but learning can come slowly!.

- Andrys
Mary Ann Campbell26-Nov-2004 22:15

I'm overwhelmed by all the comments you've made, and rather than answer each one, I'll answer several in one message.

I believe you can spell Cappadocia in an infinite number of ways.

About glow of rocks: it is just there, it's nothing that I do with my camera. If you visit these old places late in the day, as we usually did, the rocks do glow.

Andrys is definitely not a vegetarian, but I've never seen anyone who loves watermelon as much as she does.

About our cave room: the good point was that it was completely quiet in there. The bad points were that it was completely dark at all times, and a fine white dust constantly fell on everything in the room.

I don't use a polarizing filter, though I would like to; unfortunately, the rim of my telephoto lens is bent and my filter won't go on. And the balloon photo you remarked on was taken with my P&S, a Contax T3.

The prices in the jewelry store were not all that cheap, unfortunately. They expect you to bargain to a point, but then you hit a wall.

The rocks with heads: yes, those are natural. The top rock was a different kind of layer, harder than the lower rock, so eroded differently.

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BECOMING a mosque? I thought the muslim invasion happened long ago.
Yes, but they just got around to turning this ancient structure into a mosque.

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Hmmm. I don't remember the Biblical Abraham travelling through Turkey. I imagine Biblical history happening between present day Palestine and the Mesopotamian valley to the east in Iraq.
Mesopotamia is mostly in Turkey now, and Turkey is full of biblical history; everyone in the bible seems to have traipsed through.

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Is that Andrys going native? Sorry if I'm wrong, Andrys! :-) Nice colors in the dress.
Yes, a rare view of Andrys dressed up.

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Why not take a photo?
Because Irfan is extremely conservative, and if you follow Islamic custom strictly, you cannot have your photo taken. Our guide had a bad experience with this, so he was very cautious here.

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If you had a book for every place you visited, that would be a lot of heavy luggage!
Good observation! I started the trip with 10 books, foolishly, and added many more books as well as many rocks. By the end my suitcase was unliftable.

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An interesting pale blue to the water. Haven't seen that anywhere. Some kind of salts?
The white is calcium. I think the blue is just the usual water reflection color over white.

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Wouldn't you like a bathroom floor like this?
Yes! In fact we met a mosaic maker in the region and he did work like this. Love it.

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Now the Hagia Sophia came first in Andrys' album. I'm puzzled.
I'm sticking to the chronology of our trip, and Andrys isn't. We were in Istanbul at the end.

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The pillar on the right looks fluorescent! There's nice glowing light in all your pictures, even from the rocks. Is it your camera or some special technique?
Well this time it's because my flash went off. It was after sunset when we visited here.

Thank you for spending more time than anyone except maybe Andrys and me looking at my photos.

Mary Ann

Mary Ann Campbell21-Nov-2004 19:09
Thank you! Nice to meet you. Yes, we had an amazing trip and recorded every minute of it, so you have your work cut out for you.

Mary Ann
Benjamin Orion 21-Nov-2004 00:40
Hi Mary Ann,
I'm a web-friend of Andrys. She told me about your site. I took a quick look. I can see that after the 'Turkey feast' over at her site, I have another one waiting here. :-) I've gotta run, but I've bookmarked this page, and I'll be back with comments.