Always love fountains and their variety!
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.
Having houseguests is always a good excuse to wander around town exploring all its corners from the urban crowds to the majestic Bosphorus.
I am breaking my self-imposed rule of 3 photos per blog for this fun Hidrellez event which is a celebration of the ending of winter and the beginning of summer. (You can google it for a more involved explanation.)
First, the musicians who provide the beat….
…for those who wish to dance….
…and for those who just enjoy the festivities.
Scenes from a ‘hayır’ (no) rally before Turkey’s April 16 referendum.