Istanbul, Turkey

 

Sacred/Public Space & Light

May 2012

 

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I have such fond memories of this city, its friendly faces, public spaces, and the sea. The Islamic Architecture sang to me of divine holy expressions in silent sacred spaces. When I visited the first time, my eyes were newly opened to the eternal play and performance of light in space since I had just completed my fourth year of architecture school in Rome. This ancient city threw herself at my feet while I approached in devoted reverence her domes, cupolas, and minarets.

While this gallery of selected photography comes very close to describing the feel of living history and the connection to the past, you cannot hear the distinctive call to prayer which sounded 5 times a day from every direction and was a formative part of the city’s charm.

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