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.
Amateur photographer (and writer that I am), I’m never sure if I will catch the drops. Success!
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.
Sultan Ahmed Mosque..playing around with a color app! Hope I don’t rot in someone’s hell for desecration.
Istanbul is an amazing city and the holds great allure for dance. The Orient House is a must see tourist attraction for dancers and the public. There is a great International floor show to welcome the many ethnicities of the audience … Continue reading →