I have been meaning to continue my series of posts on my trip to Turkey– the first two of which can be seen here and here— but in the meantime I thought I’d use a photo from my trip for this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Beyond.
The focal point of this picture, and what I was trying to capture, was the line of mosques– which I believe is the Yeni (New) Mosque in the front, and beyond that the Sulemaniye Mosque, with minarets of other various mosques in between. But looking beyond this, you realize the dichotomy that defines Istanbul: an ancient city in modern times. Amid these ancient buildings you find modern cars, buses, a train, fast food, electric street lamps, modern clothing, and even a Coca-Cola truck! And as a side note, you also find the two street signs near the center of the screen, reminding us that beyond Istanbul, there is more to discover!