This post, in many ways, is a continuation to a post I had done earlier called ‘What do the Walls Say?’ Although the previous post was more a comparative study between the textures and art of Athens and Hong Kong, this post looks at two cities in Turkey – Istanbul and Bodrum. Although both these cities have rich histories and are a part of the same country, the feeling you get while walking through the streets of these two cities is quite different.
Walking through the streets of Istanbul, especially in an around the Sultanahmet area, you know you are walking through many centuries of history. The various layers of history are very vivid. Bodrum, on the other hand, makes you feel like you’re on one of the Greeks islands already! While the city, too, has a rich history, walking through the streets lined with blue and white houses on one side and the sparkling waters of the Aegean Sea on the other, it gets you ready to kick the holiday spirit in high gear.
I confess that I have a fascination for walls and textures of a city. It is almost romantic when you think of all the stories the walls would tell you if they could speak. They would tell you how and why they got to be who they are, perhaps when you site with your grand father and he narrates his stories of wars, his trials and tribulations, the loves lost and found, and his journey that has an impact, however small, to make you who you are.
This is my journey and ‘romanticism’ of the streets of Turkey. I leave you with these images to form narratives based on your own interpretation of the Turkish Textures.
I would love to know what you think about when you walk through some interesting streets. Do you fantasize like I do, or would you rather not be there? Do share!
This post is a part of the 3 Girls and a #BlogAlong monthly link-up party, co-hosted by Upasna from Life On My Plate, Shruti from Msz Knowitall and me, Pooja from A Bit of This and a Lot of That. This month’s theme is Photo Essays! We’re waiting to check out that visual treat you have for us.