but that is not the theme right now. i’m doing a 180 and will be taking a plunge into the colors of istanbul. from each set of photos, i’ve highlighted a few of the colors that i like and added them to the side. plus, they remind me of divider tabs, which brings back memories of my elementary school binder
and you also like spotting your favorite patriotic colors: red, white, and blue. or in french: bleu, blanc, rouge.
browns. another subtle reference to red, white, and blue. the browns of pastries. and a hint of green for the spring that’s on its away. as well as a hint of green for the flood of pistachios that you’ll see later on…
brown and red. the browns and hint of orange in the market vendor’s sweater. a nice thing about istanbul is the willingness of people to pose for photos. in fact, you never ever ask to make a portrait, but if someone poses automatically, you go ahead and step away from your usual style.
plus! you discover the backpack basket. they have the same function as the wheeled shopping bags in europe, but it’s these slight differences that define a culture. *more on this later
your eyes are wide open. there’s just so much to see. to do. to taste. to talk about. to notice. all the colors grab your attention constantly, and you can’t wait to see what else istanbul will reveal to you! but the beginning has already left a strong and delightful impression.