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
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Ramazan

IMT_12102-EditThe month of Ramazan and its iftar dinners have just ended.  Although many folks gather at homes or in restaurants for the evening fast-breaking meal, just as many opt to picnic wherever there is a green space.  The areas around the major mosques are favorite spots and also where ready made dinners are distributed.
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All photographs by delikızınyeri