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Istanbul – Day 6 – Farmers Market, Fatih Mosque, and Kadıköy

Day 6 – Wednesday – was a long day for me. I was out and about the entire day – from 10am to 7pm…  I did ride the tram once – which was excellent – but I spent the rest of the day walking. 1,127 more words

Thoughts & Experiences

Something new, something old

Typical afternoon sitting at the plaza across from the Yeni Camii (New Mosque) in Istanbul…

B&W Photography


Assalamu alaikum, peace be with you


Dear readers, it has been many days since I returned from my journey and many more since I left Turkey. 633 more words


The Exhibition

Almost two years of work, many long studio nights, and a few tears resulted in my first solo exhibition at the Corridor Gallery.  It is was an incredible feeling to see everything from my sketchbook pages to my large studio paintings occupying one space and cumulating in a statement about my life in Istanbul.   59 more words



Hüzün: Memories of Istanbul

Hüzün, the Turkish word for melancholy is among the most mysterious concepts I have ever come across.  Hüzün has an Arabic root, and in one sense refers to a type of spiritual anguish, suffered when we grow in attachment to worldly pleasures, and in turn experience a distance from God and spirituality.  539 more words


If one had but a single glance to give the world, one should gaze on Istanbul !

Istanbul! Colorful, historic, chaotic, mesmerizing city torn between Asia & Europe…The strategic position gave its strength as a hub of trade in the past…Many who transit through Istanbul are confused…what to do in Istanbul? 302 more words

Travel Photography

ISTANBUL IN A WEEKEND - because 22 years were not enough! Part 1

I’ve been living in Istanbul for almost 22 years now and it’s such a shame that I’ve never spared the time to see these amazing historical structures till this weekend. 519 more words