sacrifice - Istanbul, Turkey 2011
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Photo taken during Kadir Night in Süleymaniye Mosque. Kadir Night is an anniversary of two very important dates in Islam that occurred in the month of Ramadan. It is the anniversary of the night Muslims believe the first verses of the Qur’an were revealed to the Islamic prophet Muhammad.

sacrifice - Istanbul, Turkey 2011

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Photo taken during Kadir Night in Süleymaniye Mosque. Kadir Night is an anniversary of two very important dates in Islam that occurred in the month of Ramadan. It is the anniversary of the night Muslims believe the first verses of the Qur’an were revealed to the Islamic prophet Muhammad.


asi es la vida - Uyuni, Bolivia 2010
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This antique train cemetery is located 3 km outside Uyuni and is connected to it by the old train tracks. The town served in the past as a distribution hub for the trains carrying minerals on their way to the Pacific Ocean ports. The trains were mostly used by the mining companies. In the 1940s, the mining industry collapsed, due to the mineral depletion. Many trains were abandoned thereby producing the train cemetery.
“Asi es la vida” - such is life… not needed and abandoned trains are now being devastated by a tourists, Yankees in that case… There are talks to build a museum out of the cemetery.

asi es la vida - Uyuni, Bolivia 2010

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This antique train cemetery is located 3 km outside Uyuni and is connected to it by the old train tracks. The town served in the past as a distribution hub for the trains carrying minerals on their way to the Pacific Ocean ports. The trains were mostly used by the mining companies. In the 1940s, the mining industry collapsed, due to the mineral depletion. Many trains were abandoned thereby producing the train cemetery.

“Asi es la vida” - such is life… not needed and abandoned trains are now being devastated by a tourists, Yankees in that case… There are talks to build a museum out of the cemetery.

free like a… gull - İstanbul, Turkey 2011
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View on the Holden Horn, historic inlet of the Bosphorus dividing the city of Istanbul and forming the natural harbor that has sheltered Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman and other ships for thousands of years. 
The picture is taken from a terrace in my old house in Galata, neighbourhood in the Beyoğlu district on the European side of Istanbul. 

free like a… gull - İstanbul, Turkey 2011

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View on the Holden Horn, historic inlet of the Bosphorus dividing the city of Istanbul and forming the natural harbor that has sheltered Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman and other ships for thousands of years.

The picture is taken from a terrace in my old house in Galata, neighbourhood in the Beyoğlu district on the European side of Istanbul. 

forgotten neighborhood - Tarlabaşı, İstanbul, Turkey 2011
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Historically, Tarlabaşı was home to a large Greek population. In the 1990s, large numbers of Kurdish immigrants from eastern Turkey moved into Tarlabaşı mixing in with the local Roma population. More recently, it has become the home to many migrants from neighbouring countries and Africa.
Forgotten neighborhood, recently recalled by the present government is loosing its climate and unique atmosphere as its residents are being displaced out of it and the houses are being redeemed and renewed by rich people. Ultimately there is a plan to build a close and secured new neighborhood on its place. 

forgotten neighborhood - Tarlabaşı, İstanbul, Turkey 2011

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Historically, Tarlabaşı was home to a large Greek population. In the 1990s, large numbers of Kurdish immigrants from eastern Turkey moved into Tarlabaşı mixing in with the local Roma population. More recently, it has become the home to many migrants from neighbouring countries and Africa.

Forgotten neighborhood, recently recalled by the present government is loosing its climate and unique atmosphere as its residents are being displaced out of it and the houses are being redeemed and renewed by rich people. Ultimately there is a plan to build a close and secured new neighborhood on its place.