Photography,  Places

Feel the Istan Blues?

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.