Thursday, June 5, 2014

dove love

Call the bird a dove, and everyone loves it. Call the bird a pigeon, and suddenly the poor thing is a "flying rat." Well, not in my presence! I have a deep appreciation for every member of the dove family, including our humble pigeons, otherwise known as Rock Doves.

To celebrate the recent return of YouTube in Turkey (yay!), here's a terrible video of the old news story of a Turkish truck driver who refused to continue his route upon discovering a dove had laid her eggs in a nest she built upon his truck. The man would not move his truck until the baby birds hatched and fledged. Love for doves is a big thing here in Turkey, where it's not uncommon to see a rooftop coop of fancy pigeons carefully tended to by a burly man with a cigarette dangling out from under his moustache— and behold:

Some ancient artist in Zeugma felt the need to include this little pidge in a mosaic.


alexb said...

I have followed your blog for some time. I found your name on the Urban Sketchers. We even corresponded once. With this said, I really want to tell you how much I have enjoyed your "adventures", travels to Nepal, food, art (although you don't share very often), marriage, and photography. You do have an artistic eye for taking great pictures. Your photos are lovely. I'm sure you have other followers who agree. I hope you continue with your beautiful observations of your world, because I enjoy.

szaza said...

Alex, thank you so much for your kind words— you really made my day.