Burgazada is well-known for its fresh fish
Stray dogs roam the island, and are found everywhere.
Flowers were blooming all over the island, like this purple hibiscus
Photographer at work
We climbed up the island's hills to photograph the locals going about their daily work
Horses roam the island too!
Private cars are not allowed on the island. transport is by way of horse and carriage. It was coming to the end of the summer season, so not so many carriages were needed. Extra horses are put out to grass for the winter, and usually spend their time wandering the island. Unfortunately, they are often chased by the packs of homeless dogs.
The population of the island is mainly Turks with a Greek heritage,
which explains the existence of the Greek Orthodox churches.
We were fascinated by this sign in a shop window.
You can see our group reflected here.
Beautiful bougainvillea was everywhere!
I caught this reflection in a doorway
The Asian side of Istanbul, from the water
Too soon, our trek was over, and we were headed back to the city. I hope to visit Istanbul, this time as a tourist, in November. I loved belonging to the photo club, and I definitely recommend it for any new resident. You get to see areas of the city that you might never see on your own, and with a group of wonderful friends. I will certainly miss you all!