Random Photos From My Vacation That Relate To My Novel

Yes, that's right, it's a photo blog today!
What about your ROW80 goals, I hear you ask. What about your August goals on the Forum?

Hmm, yes. I was supposed to edit the novel while I was on vacation, wasn't I?

Editing, yes, yes... [insert wise authorly chin stroking]

Out of 276 manuscript pages of Out of the Water, I have a little less than 100 left to fix/slash/change. Better than nothing, no? Editing on the plane is a lot harder than I thought (planes make author sleepy. Hey look, free drinks!).

Forget that, let's move on to the photos! And thank you to everyone who commented on my blog posts while I was away; I promise to come around and visit all of you!


Where Rosa lands at Scala Nuova...


Sunset as they leave...


Trying to capture an authentic photo without any anachronistic cruise ships in the shot...


The Galata/Genoese Tower. Rosa lives in this neighbourhood.


Brother Arcturus' church in the Galata neighbourhood.
This really is a 15th century church that's still standing. Unfortunately inaccessible on the day I visited.


The view from the tower. Rosa never goes up the tower, of course, but would see this view from the top of the hill. Please concentrate on the Topkapi Palace in the centre of the photo and ignore all the modern buildings!

Comments

Al said…
one word. beautiful!

Durham Cathedreal in the UK was closed when I went there.

I took it as a peronal slight ;-)
Zan Marie said…
Oooh, Deniz! These are stellar! Just think you get to go *away* to see your setting and I'm stuck here at home in "Cherry Hill." LOL!
Nadja Notariani said…
Deniz,
I had not realized you were going on vacation. Hope you had a great time. The photos are lovely!
Less than 100 pages to go? That's terrific. I don't think I could edit on a plane either. Ohhhoa...free drinks, did you say? Yeah, not a chance. Glad you are back! Have a great week ~ Nadja
Lynda R Young said…
gorgeous photos!!
Popping in from Karen's BBQ
Talli Roland said…
Gorgeous photos! I was hoping for a few snaps...
Naina Gupta said…
Amazing pictures Deniz!
Marji Laine said…
Beautiful pictures. It really helps to feel the story when you can pull in places and people who are involved!
Marji Laine said…
Beautiful pictures. It really helps to feel the story when you can pull in places and people who are involved!
alberta ross said…
lovely pics - forget editing next to free drinks - creative writing is fine not creative editing!!! all the best for this week
alberta ross said…
did I ever ask what you would like the blog on?
KarenG said…
So lovely! Makes me wish I could go overseas. Maybe one of these days. Sigh.

Thanks for popping in to the BBQ, hope you can meet some new people. It's the last day but there's still a few stragglers joining *wink wink* and quite a few interesting sounding blogs to check out in the comment section. Have fun with it!
fantastic photos! And congrats on edits soon to be finished! Nice to 'meet' you! New follower here from KarenG's BBQ:)
Tara said…
Gorgeous photos. I love putting them together with the words. ;-)
jamilajamison said…
Gorgeous photos! It's wonderful to be able to visit places that inspire your work. Happy to hear that the edits are coming along, as well.
Jillybean said…
Oooh, Deniz, these are lovely!

Dripping with envy. Just for that, I should go...uh...take pictures of our...dry hillsides...okay, that won't work. I'll just have to live vicariously through your travel pictures. :P
Beth said…
What beautiful photos. Sounds like you had a great holiday!
L'Aussie said…
Love the photos Deniz! Denise
Deniz Bevan said…
Thanks so much everyone! I kept trying to block out all the modern sites and see things only as Rosa would have seen them.
Next stop, Cherry Hill, Zan Marie! I'd like Charles II to be there too.

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