Saturday, November 14, 2009

We visited the Museum of Modern Art with a friend. It was interesting to read about the development of modern Turkish art and how politics and art can be so interconnected. For me, not being the most sophisticated critic of art, reading about the history and politics aspect is more enjoyable than actually looking at the paintings.

On our walk back home from the museum I just had to stop and take pictures of some of the beautiful mosques and other buildings we passed. And it was a beautiful autumnal afternoon, with lovely light and clouds, and the sun low in the sky. The mosques were of a very interesting architectural style. Rococo? I'm not sure. Pretty cool though.

Turkish flags and banners of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk displayed in preparation for Republic Day, Turkey's national day, which was October 29th. The whole city was draped in bright red giant Turkish flags.

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