Pomegranate juice stand in Istanbul
Pomegranate juice stand, Istanbul, March 2012

Pomegranate Shopping, Istanbul

I dreamt of pomegranates last night and woke up jonesing. There weren’t any reasonably good looking ones at the central market this morning, so I’ll just have to satiate my thirst and desire with this photo.

Unlike (apparently) many others, I enjoy the Zen quality that peeling pomegranates by hand provides. It’s not really that much work or that time consuming. That said, here’s an option that quite a few of my friends swear by, which they claim, takes less than 15 seconds. Check it out.

Today’s Pic du Jour, the 230th (!!!) straight, was taken on 14 March 2012 at a street stand in Istanbul, where I bought a pomegranate that I thoroughly enjoyed peeling and picking by hand in a small park near the Bosporus. The birds liked me, too. 🙂


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