Category Archives: Karakoy

Red Pants

Red Pants

sheltering from rain

Karaköy-İstanbul, pentax k5, photos by ozgur ozkok

Karaköy-İstanbul, pentax k5, photos by ozgur ozkok

Nusretiye Mosque

Nusretiye Camii, Nusretiye Mosque, Istanbul, Pentax K5, photos by ozgur ozkok

Nusretiye Camii, Nusretiye Mosque, Istanbul, Pentax K5, photos by ozgur ozkok

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Art is everywhere

Art is everywhere

I think it is common knowledge that at some point we don´t notice beauty in our everyday surroundings. We feel stressed because of our obligations, become stony, blind and careless. We navigate daily on certain streets at certain times with certain thoughts in mind.

stunning 3D Kadikoy, Istanbul photos by Eleka Rugam-Rebane

stunning 3D Kadikoy, Istanbul photos by Eleka Rugam-Rebane

I feel that travelling abroad opens my heart, all senses are alert. I notice and process more of what I see than at home where everything seems familiar and little boring. But I am convinced that “a piece of art” always makes your day and has the same influence on people as travelling. Art is everywhere and everything. First time in Istanbul I was little confused. I didn´t have time to look for art and beauty in this city. And I couldn´t see it either because it was locked out from my mind. Now returning to Istanbul every now and then I can see beauty in this city. I equally enjoy art in museums, tea houses, galleries, mosques, on the streets. Architecture. Nature. Food. Fashion. Poetry. Music. Stories of people. You name it. It´s everywhere and it´s intertwined. Continue reading

Persembe Pazari, Makbul Ibrahim Pasa Camii

Istanbul, Makbul Ibrahim Paşa Camii, Makbul Ibrahim Pasa Mosque, Persembe Pazari, Karakoy, pentax k10d, by ozgur ozkok

Istanbul, Makbul Ibrahim Paşa Camii, Makbul Ibrahim Pasa Mosque, Persembe Pazari, Karakoy, pentax k10d, by ozgur ozkok

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Nusretiye Camii

Nusretiye Camii, Nusretiye Mosque, Istanbul,  pentax kx

Nusretiye Camii, Nusretiye Mosque, Istanbul, pentax kx

Nusretiye Camii

Nusretiye Camii, Istanbul, pentax kx

Nusretiye Camii, Istanbul, pentax kx

Makbul İbrahim Paşa Camii

Makbul İbrahim Paşa Camii,  Karaköy, İstanbul, pentax k10d

Makbul İbrahim Paşa Camii, Karaköy, İstanbul, pentax k10d

Nusretiye Camii

Nusretiye Camii, Nusretiye Mosque, Istanbul, Kabataş, pentax k10d

Nusretiye Camii, Nusretiye Mosque, Istanbul, Kabataş, pentax k10d

Arap Camii, Karaköy (Arabic Mosque)

Arap Camii, Karaköy, İstanbul

Arap Camii, Karaköy, İstanbul