Erbil Citadel and Bazaar


A recent trip up to Erbil for a workshop gave me a chance to do a quick bit of sight-seeing…

Weird and strange stuffed bird found in a shop in the bazaar. Is it just me, or does it look like a Jim Henson creation?

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IMG_3911Amazing dude in the shop plays the Sarz – a Kurdish traditional musical instrument.

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Up at the top of the Citadel, walking about

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Inside the incredibly old mosque and hammam

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Gorgeous flowers in bloom!

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Buildings several thousands of years old…

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Although sadly the restoration is a tad “new” and looks a bit odd…

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Really unfortunate that when they restored this building, which is literally millenia old, they decided to prop it up with massive steel girders… Really hope they’re planning to remove them eventually!

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Lusting after Turkish lamps in the mall – I want the all!!!

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Want want want….

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Citadel at sunset…

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And finally, heading back down to the field office from Erbil, we stopped off at Dukan lake on the way…

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