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Dawn Sky

I fell in love with Istanbul and its people when I visited last year, and I’m missing it.  It is a beautiful, walkable, historical, modern, photogenic and very welcoming city. […]
Dawn Sky

Vivid Beauty

  Hex colour reference:  #8f509d A colourful note:  vivid violet appeared as a new Crayola shade in 1997, a vary busy  crayon year.  The company introduced a fair number of new names and […]
Vivid Beauty

Welcome!

Apologies to the very welcoming Istanbul, but the clouds on this dreary morning made a tempting editing exercise for a forbidding challenge! Copyright Debbie Smyth, 1 April 2016   Linked to Thursday […]
Welcome!

Indigo Mosque

A colourful note: the colour indigo was named after the indigo dye derived from the Indigofera tinctoria plant.  India is believed to be the oldest centre of indigo dyeing in […]
Indigo Mosque

Hot Work in a Caravanserai

The caravanserais behind Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar are home to many specialised workmen, including the following friendly metal worker who was slaving over the flames Linked to Hot Copyright Debbie Smyth, 2 February 2016 […]