Saturday, 29 December 2012

1960's Triportör

We came across this little red, three wheeled truck the other week.  After noticing the familiar Arçelik name on the front, current manufacturers of white goods here in Turkey, I was curios to know more.  I have discovered that it is a 1960's Triportör, produced by the Turkish firm Arçelik to meet the needs of deliveries along narrow, busy streets here in Turkey.  It was based on the the popular Italian Lambretta scooter and has a fiberglass body.

Kuşadası In December

These photos were taken on one of our lovely December days when there were a few heavy clouds around but mostly the sun was shining creating some lovely winter colours to the sky and sea.

Sunday, 25 November 2012

Fishing Boat On The Beach

If you go for a walk along the seashore here in Turkey, you will often see small fishing boats pulled up on the beach, waiting for the next fishing trip.

The name of the boat translated is Anatolian Tiger.

This fishing net looks like it is going to take a bit of unravelling.

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

B-boying In Turkey

B-boying or breakdancing is a style of street dancing that originates from New York Cities African American and Latino youths during the early 1970's.  The Saray Restaurant here in Kuşadası, Turkey, has had a Turkish troup of local youths entertaining the diners during the summer months.  

There routine starts with the group donning white masks, and performing dance moves, which is referred to as 'Top Rock'

One of the breakers then went onto demonstrate the 'Power Move' headspin, where he spun round on his head.

Another form of move is the 'Freeze' where the breaker suspends himself off the ground using his upper body strength to pose.

It is amazing to see the control that these breakers have to undertake these moves in the middle of a busy restaurant.

Here is another one of the 'Power Moves' know as the windmill,

and this one is the swipe.

This 'Freeze' requires incredible upper body strength and appears to defy gravity.

Some of the moves are acrobatic.

This move called 'Downrock' requires the breaker to balance on his hands whilst threading his legs through each other.

In this move the breaker was bouncing on his hand to move his body around the floor to the beat of the music.

The 'Suicide Move' is where the breaker appears to loose control and fall, before taking control before hitting the floor.

This breaker was performing hand bouncing while proceeding to remove his t-shirt,

and then his trainers and trousers....

Here is some more of the 'Windmill Power Move'.