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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The Written Word

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Iznik, Turkey

The power to inform, inflame, excite, anger, soothe, and confuse.  We are so besieged everyday by words – from the back of our cereal boxes to the messages plastered on the sides of buildings – that it’s no surprise we tend to ignore the bombardment.  Yet paying attention sometimes rewards us with a chuckle moment.

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National park, Oregon, USA

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Stari Grad, Hvar Island, Croatia

All photographs by delikizinyeri