Sunday, November 20, 2011

Half Awake in this Fake Empire

Arabia! How I love my new neighborhood: Sand, nondescript, non-color buildings framed by piles of dirt, and the sounds of calls to prayer! You are truly a beauty to behold! Up next: pix of razor wire, machine gun nests, more sand/dirt, and neon lights...And of course, more pix of me in my abaya. Must laugh...

...via Facebook.

Goodness. This...what have we done? 

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Turkey: Before all of this politics mess

This is turning into far more of a microblog than anything of substance, but if you care about all things Turkey and/or photography and/or me, you should check out LIFE's photomontage of Turkey of yore.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Finally. Thousands of Words on Turkish Soccer.

I'm not totally enamored with Gulizia's writing or the fact that Batuman is cut off mercilessly by a paywall. It's literally thousands of words about soccer in Turkey, in the context of the Middle East and in the context of the 1980 Coup. You should read them both and embrace how wonderful the sport is in Turkey.