Daily Archives: March 9, 2009

walking on the gateway of Atik Valide Külliye, Üsküdar

Atik Valide Külliyesi, Topbaşı, Üsküdar, İstanbul, Pentax K10d

Atik Valide Külliyesi, Topbaşı, Üsküdar, İstanbul, Pentax K10d

Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I will meet you there.

Mevlana Jalal ad-Din Rumi

green table

Validei Atik Camii,  Üsküdar, İstanbul, Pentax K10d

Validei Atik Camii, Üsküdar, İstanbul, Pentax K10d

“And don’t forget, a prisoner’s wife must always think good thoughts.”

Nazim Hikmet

walking on the cobblestones

Atik Valide Külliyesi, Üsküdar, İstanbul, pentax K10d

Atik Valide Külliyesi, Üsküdar, İstanbul, pentax K10d

parking on kulliye

atik Valide Külliyesi, Topbaşı, Üsküdar, İstanbul, Pentax K10d

atik Valide Külliyesi, Topbaşı, Üsküdar, İstanbul, Pentax K10d

“You were born with wings. Why prefer to crawl through life?”

Mevlana Jalal ad-Din Rumi

shopping tour

atik Valide Külliyesi, Topbaşı, Üsküdar, İstanbul, Pentax K10d

atik Valide Külliyesi, Topbaşı, Üsküdar, İstanbul, Pentax K10d

“Times change and forms and their meanings alter. Thus new poems are necessary. Their forms must be discovered in the living language of their day, or old forms, embodying exploded concepts, will tyrannize over the imagination.”

William Carlos Williams

old fabric building from Kulliye

Validei Atik Külliyesi, Üsküdar, İstanbul, Pentax K10d

Validei Atik Külliyesi, Üsküdar, İstanbul, Pentax K10d

vandalism on history, Validei Atik Külliyesi, Üsküdar

Validei Atik Külliyesi, Topbaşı, Üsküdar, İstanbul, Pentax K10d

Validei Atik Külliyesi, Topbaşı, Üsküdar, İstanbul, Pentax K10d

Atik Valide complex

Validei Atik Camii, Atik Valide Külliyesi, Üsküdar, Topbaşı, Üsküdar, İstanbul, Pentax K10d

Validei Atik Camii, Atik Valide Külliyesi, Üsküdar, Topbaşı, Üsküdar, İstanbul, Pentax K10d

“All day I think about it, then at night I say it. Where did I come from, and what am I supposed to be doing? I have no idea. My soul is from elsewhere, I’m sure of that, and I intend to end up there.”

Mevlana Jalal ad-Din Rumi

Eski Topbaşı Cezaevi

Atik Valide Külliyesi, Topbaşı, Üsküdar, İstanbul, Pentax K10d

Atik Valide Külliyesi, Topbaşı, Üsküdar, İstanbul, Pentax K10d

the Kulliye was used as Topbaşı Jail for long years.  In next years will be a cultural center.


Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.

Mevlana Jalal ad-Din Rumi

gateway in Atik Valide Complex , Validei Atik Kulliyesi, İstanbul

Validei Atik Kulliyesi, Topbaşı, Üsküdar, İstanbul, Pentax K10d

Validei Atik Kulliyesi, Topbaşı, Üsküdar, İstanbul, Pentax K10d

Silence is the language of God, all else is poor translation.

Mevlana Jalal ad-Din Rumi