Mangal Zamanı

The French love picnic

The little red and white table cloth perfectly ironed

The wicker basket full of camembert and a red wine bottle

Turks also have a passion for picnics

Here the tablecloth is colourful

The basket is replaced by thousands of plastic bags filled with the all the fridge

The mangal is the masterpiece of any well done picnic

Either along sahil yolu or just next to the country side road

The smell of grilled meat invades the air.

Some evening the parks turn themselves into real stove…

In Maçka Parkı the Makro bags overflow from the trash cans

While along Haliç, families fan the fire under the tea pot

Reminding the smoke signal from the American Indians

But over all, there is a beautiful feeling of holidays flowing in the air…

Guest Contributor Augustin Reynaud