Category Archives: Yedikule

streets of Yedikule

Yedikule, Istanbul, pentax k10d

Yedikule, Istanbul, pentax k10d

I’m on the dark side of the road “R.I.P. Rotolo “

Yedikule - Istanbul, pentax k10d

Yedikule - Istanbul, pentax k10d

 

Bob Dylan’s former girlfriend Suze Rotolo, the inspiration for some of the singer’s love songs, has died at 67.

She inspired such songs as Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right, Boots of Spanish Leather and Tomorrow Is a Long Time.

Dylan later wrote that meeting her “was like stepping into the tales of 1,001 Arabian nights”, adding: “She had a smile that could light up a street full of people… a Rodin sculpture come to life.”

Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right

It ain’t no use to sit and wonder why, babe
It don’t matter, anyhow
An’ it ain’t no use to sit and wonder why, babe
If you don’t know by now
When your rooster crows at the break of dawn
Look out your window and I’ll be gone
You’re the reason I’m trav’lin’ on
Don’t think twice, it’s all right Continue reading

Hagios Ioannes Prodromos en tois Stoudiou (Imrahor Aniti)

Hagios Ioannes Prodromos en tois Stoudiou, İmrahor Anıtı,  Istanbul,  pentax k10d

Hagios Ioannes Prodromos en tois Stoudiou, İmrahor Anıtı, Istanbul, pentax k10d

Byzantine miniature depicting the Stoudios Monastery and the Propontis  (Sea of Marmara).Hagios Ioannes Prodromos en tois Stoudiou (Saint John the Forerunner at Stoudios), often shortened to Stoudios or Stoudion (Latin: Studium), was historically the most important monastery of Constantinople (modern-day Istanbul), the capital of the Eastern Roman Empire. The residents of the monastery were referred to as Stoudites (or Studites). Although the monastery has been derelict for half a millennium, the laws and customs of the Stoudion were taken as models by the monks of Mount Athos and of many other monasteries of the Orthodox world; even today they have influence. Continue reading

a church from Yedikule

Yedikule, İstanbul, pentax k10d

Yedikule, İstanbul, pentax k10d

I couldn’t find its name

Yedikule museum

Yedikule, İstanbul, pentax k10d

Yedikule, İstanbul, pentax k10d

Yedikule castle

Yedikule, İstanbul, pentax k10d

Yedikule, İstanbul, pentax k10d

old minaret in Yedikule castle

Yedikule, İstanbul, pentax k10d

Yedikule, İstanbul, pentax k10d

Yedikule tours

Yedikule, İstanbul, pentax k10d

Yedikule, İstanbul, pentax k10d

window of the day, Yedikule castle

Yedikule, İstanbul, pentax k10d

Yedikule, İstanbul, pentax k10d

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If anyone asks you
how the perfect satisfaction
of all our sexual wanting
will look, lift your face
and say,
… Like this.
When someone mentions the gracefulness
of the nightsky, climb up on the roof
and dance and say,
Like this.
If anyone wants to know what “spirit”
is,
or what “God’s fragrance” means,
lean your head toward him or her.
Keep your face there close.
Like this.
When someone quotes the old poetic image
about clouds gradually uncovering the moon,
slowly loosen knot by knot the strings
of your robe.
Like this.
If anyone wonders how Jesus raised the
dead, Continue reading

Yedikule zindanları

Yedikule zindanları, Yedikule-İstanbul, pentax k10d

Yedikule zindanları, Yedikule-İstanbul, pentax k10d