Sunday, February 26, 2012

Ten Most Painted Scenes of Istanbul

One can sense some kind of competitiveness  as one looks from the massive bulk of Hagia Sophia across the park to Sultan Ahmed. The latter is infinitely more beautiful, Ottoman chic at its best. The former is intriguing much older and full of mystery and sadness, its size too reduces the first time visitor to astonishment. It's strange to see such important, symbolic, historical monuments so close to each other, good for the tourists I suppose...

The picture itself is a watercolour, the jpeg doesn't do the background any justice as it is a light hue of purple.

1 comment:

K Howell said...

Delicate but deadly spires! Nice contrast in control between foreground and background as well. On my list of places to see... thanks for sharing.

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