Artistic Statements

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In the Bogside district of Derry, Northern Ireland are incredibly powerful murals done by local artists to protest policies against the Catholics, against poor social conditions, and against the lack of economic opportunity.   These are but a few of these masterpieces.

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Derry, Northern Ireland
All photographs by delikızınyeri

Writing in the Sky

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During the month of Ramazan the main mosques sport ‘mahya’ – phrases spelled out in lights strung between the minarets.  During Ottoman times this was done with oil lamps placed and lit by tight-rope-walking brave souls.

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Top and bottom – Sultan Ahmet Camii (Blue Mosque)
Middle – Sülemaniye Camii
All photographs by delikızınyeri