davidgnad 'CARCORNERS GALORE'

as a car in #Turkey life's rough. you gotta put up with a lot of nuisances. potholes, being misused as a donkey, dust, dirt, dents, bruises and rusty scratches all over your body and being exposed to the turkish sun burning your skin day in and day out. and once you think it's time to kick the bucket to rest in peace at the scrapyard you'll get fixed for another lifetime with duct tape, ropes, bubble gums or any other cheap sticky stuff your owner gets his hands on. on top of this the spot where your owner unplugs the key from your ignition is where you have to wait till he gets back - no matter if you like it there or not!
but a significant difference to the cars around you: you rest. and maybe, like this old fella, you enjoy. hangin' out at the beach with a splendid beachview for instance or even the pleasure of standing in the limelight of a random instagramer who accidentally passes by taking a quick shot for @Instagram's #WHPcarcorners.
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davidgnad 'ÖZLEM and OSMAN'
#WHPtodayimet turkish enchantress 'Özlem' and Mr. Wannabeplayboystork 'Osman', who was also born and raised in wonderful #Turkey and rather thinks big.
Özlem is hopping mad as she told Osman to get some thin and flexible sticks to build a small but comfy nest up a pole in the area and - as you can see - Mr. Roughneck came back with a huge pile of extraextralongstrong reed. when i passed by Osman madly tried to convince Özlem of all the advantages he sees in reed but it was a wasted time. a little later the two turned away from each other and you can be sure she's not gonna talk to him before he doesn't get the small and flexible sticks. / #troublewithturkishwifes / #dabratmirdochenanstorchunddiebeenerechtknusprig #troubleatthestorks
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davidgnad 'PREPARING FOR SUNSET'
"in terms of light", an old wise turkish man with a thick white beard taking the rest of his life with maximum composure in a beach-hammock just told me "sunset is the only thing in the world which looks but doesn't feel the same at different places." / #randompeopleatrandomplaces #davidinturkey #findingwisdomatthebeach #emptyplaces
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davidgnad 'CLOUD MOVER'
in #Turkey you put together all the garbage you can find, fix it more or less, put an engine in it, attach at least three wheels and as long as the engine roars and the steering works you will get issued a licence plate!
well, there's no doubt it's hard to call this chunk ass pile of half-assed fixed garbage a car but it has something modern cars definitely miss. a special gear mounted to the rear end allows the driver to hook up clouds and pull them whereever he needs them. / #pullingclouds #headlampart #fixedgarbage #soloparking / #karre (@bosch) #altekarrenbattle #davidinturkey
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davidgnad 'SKYGOLD'
shooting in #Turkey is tricky. either you go for the big picture or the tiny details. if you get both in one shot the last thing you should do is hesitating to hit the release button of your camera. / #shortbeforeyoustumble #randompeopleatrandomplaces #zweifliegenmiteinerklappe
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davidgnad 'TURKISH TIME TRAVELLER'
when 'Einstein' came up with his theory of relativity claiming it's impossible to be as fast as light he obviously didn't reckon on the ability of turkish moped-tuners. even without full thrust this old man is travelling faster than light. you can see the light chasing him. when i took the shot i had to wait a few seconds untill it appeared on my iPhone as he was traveling faster than light and therefore bucketing along the dusty street in the future. a few seconds later his future became my reality and i thought to myself how cool it would be to be #chasedbylight instead of #chasinglight. this is what i'd call sheer driving pleasure. #whoisEinstein / #movingmyway #future #reality #ftype @uwa2000
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davidgnad 'FATMA THE COW'
this is 'Fatma' the cow. she's a part-time self-employed milk dealer. nothing unusual here in #Turkey. animals like 'Fatma' see the chance to make some extra fresh benjamins selling what mother nature riliably supplies every day. knowing they're cheating on their owners they're pretty scared, like 'Fatma', and constantly look around if the owner is somewhere in the vicinity. / #freelancemilkdealer #milkbusiness
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davidgnad 'PARASOL SAFARI'
in my last post i told you about the #parasolslavery in #Turkey. today i realized the sheer enormity of this sickening cruelty. the slaveholders built border posts along the beach to monitor the parasols like in a prison! you think this is cruel? sure, but picture this: they sell "parasol safaris" along the border points to make some extra cash by letting tourists with pockets full of benjamins observe and shoot photos of parasols. in Turkey it's all about the benjamins / #itsallaboutthebenjamins #freeturkishparasols #puttwoparasolsinit
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davidgnad 'TURKISH PARASOL SLAVERY'
in #Turkey there is no slavery. except for the parasols. but after a parasol revolution a few seasons ago many parasols became independent. big drama as many livings are more or less directly linked to the parasol business. here you can see a few parasols which somehow didn't make it to indepence. while their brothers and sisters release tension in a comfortable shed these poor parasols are fixed to chunky concret blocks in what else but thick chains. slaves. / #parasolslavery #freeparasols
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davidgnad 'LUCKY LUKE AND THE DALTONS'
meet the Daltons in #Turkey. well, not all of them. the little one, the tallest and second talest are missing. you can spot them at the right hand side in the water to cool off. keep an eye on the left hand side and observe Lucky Luke sneaking into the shot. Luke's too smart to lose sight of The Daltons even though they dressed up in a traditional turkish female beachoutfit. / #randompeopleatrandomplaces
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davidgnad '(TAILOR)MADE IN TURKEY'
in #Turkey it obviously makes sense to order blouse, skirt AND parasol at the same tailor... #puttapa 😬 #puthapar #putapapah #putaparasolinit 😎 / #notmynonni
1mon

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davidgnad 'PRIVATE BEACH'
yesterday all the tourists perished by drowning or had been cremated by the burning sun. looks like i own that beach now! gotta share it with with a few dozen feral dogs and cats and their lice though. #Turkey... put a parasol in it and it's all good / #putaparasolinit
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  •   uwa2000 neeee, kein reizthema. aber mitreden kann ich nicht mehr. in dem halben jahr ohne hipsta-app habe ich bestimmt schon 37 linsen und 12 filme verpasst ;) 1mon
  •   davidgnad @bobondi i gave it a go, mate but after the third dog sniffin' my chocolate canyon i put my trunks back on. with those fukkn dogs it's allabout sniffin' asses and stamping ground ;) 1mon
  •   davidgnad @uwa2000 eine film hieß sogar uwa2000. und eine linse hieß uwawuwa. war mir aber n bisschen zu teuer... 1mon
  •   uwa2000 @davidgnad ... da bin ich aber froh, dass du nicht "zu kapriziös" oder "zu nichtssagend" geschrieben hast! 1mon
  •   carstengroth Ok, dann sprechen wir aber deutsch! @davidgnad 1mon
  •   davidgnad @carstengroth kann ich auch 'n pa brocken. sonst mit händen und füßen... machen wa pa bilder, du kennst sicher den einen oder anderen ort hier wo man einen guten shot ziehen kann. 1mon
  •   davidgnad @uwa2000 uwa, du weißt ich wähle meine worte mit bedacht. 1mon
  •   uwa2000 das ist auch besser so... 1mon

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davidgnad 'FROM A TURTLEs VIEW'
this morning after sunrise close to the beach. a calm surf, a nice flare and a reflection of the beach. just another splendid morning. / #coolwaterhotshotz
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davidgnad 'NATURAL PARASOL'
whereever the sun shines down without mercy there's a need for protection. tourists pay smart businessmen to rent a parasol for a day (most likely they end up with a beach lounger and 'something' to lie on and new sun glasses) while nature offers a chilly place in the shade at no charge. the small island in the background takes advantage of #naturesparasols -at no charge of course.
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  •   tigramgros Sehr schön! Schönen Urlaub! 1mon
  •   davidgnad @tigramgros vielen dank! 1mon
  •   danielji very wise observation. how's the weather in the south? 1mon
  •   davidgnad @danielji after sunrise the sun shines. it keeps shining all day long, sets, rises again and shines. then it shines. after a short break it shines again. and shines. and shines. oh there's a cloud! no, just a lense flare on my camera... 1mon
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  •   yk271 beautiful shot bro 1mon
  •   davidgnad @yk271 thanks bro! if you have a few frequent flyer points left fly over to Turkey. 1mon

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davidgnad 'I DREAM OF JEANNIE'
we all know that story of charming 'Jeannie' in a bottle who makes every wish come true. at least for the one who opens the bottle first to free her. well, in #Berlin things are slightly different. millions of bottles - but no 'Jeannie'! however, today i was waiting for my #subway to come and by chance i rubbed one of these mirrors on the platform. out of a sudden there was this guy poking out of the tunnel! i asked: "who are you?" and the guy replied: "i'm 'Jeannie'." i asked if he was joking as he's male and black and charming 'Jeannie' was female and white! the guy looked at me and said: "look, my friend, this is Berlin. things are slightly different. you released my body and soul from a hundred year old captivity in this dirty tunnel by rubbing the mirror at the right place. you have one wish i will instantly fulfill!" i said: "listen you fakea*s 'Jeannie', there are always three wishes, this is what every fairy tale says!!! what's wrong with you?" 'Jeannie' calmly replied: "one wish, my friend, just one. this is Berlin and things..." - "yes, yes, yes, things are slighty different, got it, 'Jeannie'! i want a great shot i can post on instagram!" 'Jeannie': "why not cash in abundance, a fast car, the ability to fly or being for ever young, what's wrong with you, David?" and with a wink i go: "this is Berlin. things are slightly different here." 'Jeannie' smiles and by a click of 'Jeannie's' finger she disapeared and i had this awesome shot in my camera roll! / #magicberlin #subwaythroughmyeyes #diebezauberndejeannie
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davidgnad 'WATERSKYPORN'

hangin out at a lateral pass of the river #Havel close to the edge of #Berlin. seems like there're even keener observers than i am. well, maybe just hungrier than i am... / #putabirdinit #sittingunderclouds #policebird #birdofpray #searaven #waterskyporn #PhalacrocoraxCarbo
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  •   bellalotte Oh das wäre ja auch schönes ein Ziel, wenn es nächste Woche im Urlaub in Berlin immer noch so heiß ist. 1mon
  •   davidgnad @bellalotte mein größter fan ist wieder da! 1mon
  •   bellalotte Oh hast mich vermisstdu warst ne Weile weg und dann hatte ich auf IG auch keine Lust mehr. 1mon
  •   uli3819 @gtseaton this is actually really nice 1mon
  •   gtseaton @uli3819 I know! 1mon
  •   sommer3000 1mon
  •   bearlin_pics Wow, erinnert mich an die Expo 2000. Dort gab es in einigen Pavillions solche Kopfüber-Installationen. Sehr schön! 1mon

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davidgnad 'SUNSET AT THE BOULEVARD'
short to dusk the setting sun forks out a few shadows long enough for a decent #upsidedown shot like this. / #granitesky #randompeopleatrandomplaces
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davidgnad 'PORT WEST'
somewhere these shiny silver tracks kiss the soft golden horizon. this must be the place where diamonds are made. / @unclescrooch #YellowBaker
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davidgnad 'BOOZERs BREAK'
heavy consumption of alcohol requires a short rest from time to time. enough time to set up my composition in order to perfectly catch the given light. one click, one shot, my shot / #randompeopleatrandomplaces #chasinglight
2mon

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davidgnad 'UMBRELLAPOLE'
when everything's perfectly lined up the big thump hits the release button of my iPhone's cam. no sooner, no later. / #putanumbrellainit #businessasusual #aroundthepole
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