Friday, July 17, 2009


I promised photos of this blog's mascot on vacation and I do not want to disappoint. Freud took a little trip up the hill in Sultanahmet and visited both the Aya Sofya and the Blue Mosque, pausing to smell the roses in between. Roses and rose-scented things are everywhere in Turkey. I found rose-scented vaseline at the pharmacy, and bought a tiny dram of Attar of Roses in the spice bazaar. The Turkish word for rose, gul, may or may not be related to the word for smile, which is gulay. The Turkish word for "bye bye" is gulay-gulay, which means "smile, smile."

Freud was particularly fond of this street, which means "street of the bald beards."

1 comment:

Lucian said...

Fantastic - how delightful that your blog has a mascot.

Glad to see Constantinople making an appearance ;-)