Chaining the unchainable


I don’t know about you, but I prefer the image immediately above to the one immediately below. I like to stand at the edge of things and and peer into the vastness, to witness the beauty of nature’s forms unimpeded by manmade forms. That’s why I can’t quite fathom why the city of Istanbul took it upon themselves to impose these truly ugly chains and pylons along the Bosporus between Tarabya and Yeniköy. Has the municipality suddenly become concerned for our safety? Or did they need to find another way to clutter up more free space? There are a lot of places where the city’s intervention might do some good. I’m not convinced this is one of them.