I'm back at Hacettepe Üniversitesi. We had our first week of classes, followed by a full week off for the end Ramazan celebration. Nobody has done any work yet and most of us are still arranging our schedules, waiting for add/drop to start. Campus was bomboş (very empty) all week long and I embraced the peace and quiet, venturing into the woods next to campus when it wasn't too cold or rainy. These pictures deviate from the images that typically come to my mind when I think of Ankara: ugly buildings, construction, and traffic spread across a fairly barren landscape. I took all of the pictures at Beytepe, the campus that I live on, which is - for the time being - still sort of the outskirts of the city.