We arrived in Trabzon after midnight. No need to mention we were all dead tired...AT the airport we met Sevki (the person whom I talked to prepare everything for the festival) and Selin, who turned out to be the responsible person for our crew. We were booked at the Hotel Zorlu...a beautiful 5* hotel that I truly recommend if you're about to visit the N-E part of Turkey and you need to stay somewhere excellent.
I loved the fact that all the countries that participated at the festival,
had their own flag in the lobby of the hotel. :)
The hotel’s lobby with its unique decoration and magnificent architecture
partaking of a palace is one where guests feel quite special.
After we had lunch, Selin took us to visit some parts of the city, including a Georgian Bazar :)
▲ The bazar on the Trabzon streets ...
▼ Heading to the coast of the Back Sea
▼ Took a pic with the owner of a glass shop, that gave us for free some Turkish tea glasses. Loved them! That was very kind of him. He did that when he found out we were actors, that came to play at the "Black Sea" Int. Theatre Festival in Trabzon. :)
Like Istanbul...Trabzon didn't disappointed me when it came to fruit market. Heaven! ♥♥♥
...and, of course, fish market details :)
... found it interesting how ladyfingers were sold... :))
We had a tea glass right on the Black Sea coast at the Ganita Cafe :)
In the evening we went to see the Russian performance...and when we got at the theatre, we had a surprise. A pic of me and Mate from the play "Cold Child" (that we're going to perform in a couple of days) was posted right above/in the middle of the theatre's building. That was awesome! :)
The Russian performance was a bit long and boring, so we've decided not to see the second act and left for the hotel by foot. Trabzon just transforms when it's getting dark. The walk was worth it because we got to see so many interesting things ...like the sweets "industry" :) ▼
▼..or the illuminated minarets of the mosques...
▼or a restored part of the city, which once was a ruin...
When finally back at the hotel...well it looked so nice, I needed a pic :)
I fell in love with the Turkish figs...sweeter, bigger than the ones you find in Romania and...cheaper!
Life's not fair! ...
The first day in Trabzon turned out to be wonderful!
..oh...and the elevator ...was basically asking us to take pics... :)))