Dreamy – Istanbul


Still in Istanbul Turkey.  Actually I’m back in Nepal but dreaming of being back in Istanbul.  Great food. Kind people and some of the most dreamy sites you can imagine.  I hope you enjoy.

Other Dreamy Posts:

Inside


Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.

Carl Jung

The interior of the Basilica Cistern is nothing like what it appears from the outside.  Day two of our tour of Istanbul brought us to one of the most beautiful tourist attractions that I have had the fortune of passing through.

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Aside from the Medusa’s Heads.. the entire place was amazing.  You could even dress up in traditional cultural garb and walk away with a photo of yourself.  So lovely and peaceful.  I hope you enjoy.

Other awesome interiors

Back to Street Art.. Istanbul


This post will not be a surprise to many who know me.  Street art is one of my obsessions as anyone who has followed me for any length of time already knows. The following are past examples:  Taking it to the StreetsWeekly Photo Challenge: Unique Walls – a combined obsessionTaking it to the Streets – Peruvian Style Street ArtAddiction – Taking art to the street.  To mention a few.

This week while traveling through Istanbul I ran into probably the city most packed with interesting, and beautiful in some instances, examples of street art.  There also happened to be a Street Art Exhibit going on while I was there.  I hope you enjoy

Istanbul Turkey

Istanbul Turkey

“Graffiti is one of the few tools you have if you have almost nothing. And even if you don’t come up with a picture to cure world poverty you can make someone smile while they’re having a piss.”
― BanksyBanging Your Head Against a Brick Wall

“I spray the sky fast. Eyes ahead and behind. Looking for cops. Looking for anyone I don’t want to be here. Paint sails and the things that kick in my head scream from can to brick. See this, see this. See me emptied onto a wall.”
― Cath CrowleyGraffiti Moon

“Graffiti is an impulse to get recognized”
― Mint&Serf

 

“I was here but now I’m gone
I left my name to carry on
Those who liked me
Liked me well
Those who didn’t can go to hell'”
-The bathroom wall” 
 E.M. Crane, Skin Deep

Other great blogs

 

Beauty in mud


Some people walk in the rain, others just get wet.

Roger Miller
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If the rain spoils our picnic, but saves a farmer’s crop, who are we to say it shouldn’t rain?

Tom Barrett

The best thing one can do when it’s raining is to let it rain.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Rain is grace;

rain is the sky descending to the earth;

without rain,

there would be no life.

John Updike

I’ve always found the rain very calming.

Many a man curses the rain that falls upon his head, and knows not that it brings abundance to drive away the hunger.

The way I see it,

if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.

Dolly Parton
after the rain

after the rain

Other beautiful posts

Just a bike, a sunset and a few other random shots


Have fun, be active.

Ride a bike instead of driving, for example.

Dan Buettner

Lens and Pens by Sally offers up some great photo challenges.  They are always fun to look through.  They are also very educational and creative.

I chose to use this random picture of a bike leaning against a wall.  It’s so interesting how changing just a few of the color or saturation elements of a photo can completely change the feeling of the photo.  I only used the iPhoto editing program on my computer to change the picture.  It was fun and interesting.

Original photo

Original photo

A compilation of the same photo recreated in black and white, saturated, antiqued and adjusted.  Black and white is always my favorite.

And because you have been good.. a bonus sunset with hipstamatic, Instagram and Lo-mob.

RaNDoM ShOtS w/iPhone!

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