Feel the Istan Blues?

  • February 5th, 2012

    GALATA BRIDGE.

    It’s not easy to be blue in Istanbul. Once you were a celebrated color of the Empire, shimmering under the sun or glinting in candlelight. Now you’re neglected and marginalized. Everyone’s seeing red. Maybe I’m getting a little melancholy here, but that which was once boldly blue now looks a little cracked, a little withered and is turning a bit grey or green (maybe with envy?).  Which begs the question: is it safer to pretend you’re something different, a shade other than true blue?

    Whatever the truth, I’d like to celebrate the virtue, the beauty, of being blue. Doesn’t matter if you’re cracked, or peeling a bit, today is the day to stand up and declare yourself turquoise and proud! Right?

    HAYDARPASA ISKELESI WALL.

    HAYDARPASA ISKELESI WAITING ROOM.

     A PARKING LOT WITH A VIEW IN YENIKÖY.

    A BALAT RENTAL.

    ORTHODOX CHURCH GATE AND GATEKEEPER, TAKSIM.

    KARAKÖY LOKANTASI: TURQUOISE AND PROUD.

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