Istanbul….She is feeling different.

Istanbul felt different this trip.  The Turkish survived Taksim Square, but were troubled about the recent “mining accident”.
In two unsolicited conversations with employed and modern women in Istanbul, they both voiced an anger at their government. Both of these unrelated women were fearful of changes they foresee happening to Turkey.
I noticed many more women covering their head in hijab, than in past  years.  Our travel agent also recommended the female travelers to cover elbow to ankle. This is different….real different.

Turkey is changing , like all of us.

I took this by accident, I mean i did it on purpose of course, forgetting  it wasn't allowed.

I took this by accident, I mean, I did it on purpose of course, forgetting it wasn’t allowed.

Amateur photographer (and writer that I am), I'm never sure if I will catch the drops.  Success!

Amateur photographer (and writer that I am), I’m never sure if I will catch the drops. Success!

Blossoms, in previous years visits, its either been too hot or cold.

Blossoms, in earlier years visits, it’s either been too hot or cold.

I was glad to see efforts made to preserve these historical masterpieces.  Protection of the silk carpets, no photography with flash.

I was glad to see efforts made to preserve these historical masterpieces. Protection of the silk carpets, no photography with flash.

 Sultan Ahmed Mosque..playing around with a color app!  Hope I don't rot in someone's hell for desecration.

Sultan Ahmed Mosque..playing around with a color app! Hope I don’t rot in someone’s hell for desecration.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s