Eid in Istanbul

Kurban Bayramı, or Eid al-Adha in Arabic, is a four-day holiday during which Muslims honor Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his first born son. Danley Shackelford sends these pictures from the festivities in Istanbul.

Bursa’s Working Men

Photographer Daniel Smith sends this collection of photos, a series of portraits of working men in Bursa, a growing city of three million in northwestern Turkey.

White Stones of Eskisehir

Eskisehir, a city in western Turkey, is known for its mines of meerschaum, a soft white stone that local artisans carve into prayer beads and tobacco pipes. Daniel Smith sends these pictures from a carving shop in the old city.

Hot Times at the Bursa Hippodrome

The Osmangazi Hippodrome is a popular horse racing venue in Bursa, a city of three million people in northwestern Turkey. Photographer Daniel Smith sends these pictures.

Bulgaria’s Mountain Lakes

The Rila Mountains, the tallest mountain range in Bulgaria, are home to sweeping panoramas and seven stunning lakes. Danley Shackelford sends these pictures.

Bulgaria’s City of Rolling Hills

Plovdiv, a city in southern Bulgaria that dates back 6,000 years, lies on the banks of the Maritsa river and is leavened, geographically, by six rolling hills in the center of town. Photographer Danley Shackelford sends these pictures.