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City of Diversity

“We all should know that diversity makes for a rich tapestry, and we must understand that all the threads of the tapestry are equal in value no matter what their color.”
–Maya Angelou

Istanbul is a city of diversity, with one foot in Europe and the other in Asia.

Around 98% of the population of Turkey is Muslim, yet alongside the many mosques you will also find Christian churches and other religious buildings.  Many women wear western dress, some with headscarves, whilst yet others  wear burkas.  Traditional industries, crafts and foods sit alongside modern products and cuisines.


Carpet weaving in an Istanbul shop window

If you look closely at the reflections in the image above, you’ll spot an advert for some whirling dervish dancing.

Linked to Shoot & Quote: Diversity and Weekend Reflections.

3 replies »

  1. Beautiful quote, really and i like the way the photo sings with it.
    True, Istanbul is a city of diversity – I remember when being there I was really surprised and impressed by the way cultures have melted together, naturally.


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