This post was written on my recent trip to Turkey. In a world of bleak – sometimes all we need is color! Enjoy!
Put me in a mall in America and I grow discontent and paralyzed. Put me in the Spice Bazaar in Istanbul and I come alive.
I am drinking up the colors like I am dying of thirst. Vibrant reds, oranges, blues, and purples. All shades of the color wheel are present. It is an artist’s delight. The colors engage all my senses, bring my eyes, and mind into a world of possibility.
As much as I want to wander and just take it in, I know in a short time my world will no longer have these colors.
I will be longing for their life-giving vibrancy. So I begin using my crude version of a camera called an iPhone 4 and snap away. And in all the imperfection that is my photography – I still capture the colors; the colors of Istanbul.
Sometimes all you need to move forward is to know that life holds color.
- Istanbul – ‘Cause You Can’t Go Back to Constantinople (whostolemybasil.wordpress.com)