Thursday, April 08, 2010

Urban Paradox

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I know, you know... istanbul is romantic,
I know, you know... istanbul is historical,
I know, you know... istanbul is remarkable.

Well, I know but did you know istanbul is ugly?

One good thing about being off blog for a good amount of time is that I have many issues untold and unwritten that I want to share.. like above that I took in a couple rainy hours now when I was looking outside from the window. Low-sized, mid-sized, tall buildings..
not well organized, not healthy, not giving clean appearance! It will not be wrong if I say this is the ugly face of urbanization and unfortunately marred the beauty of Istanbul.


What's the ugly face of your living area/town?



4 comments:

  1. There's an ugly face to Madrid too. Illegal settlements of poor people who can't afford to buy a flat -prices are awfully expensive-. Only between the highways to Barcelona and Valencia there's one of these illegal camps, where more than 35.000 people leave.

    Rather than ugly, this is a social issue, I know, but ugly too.

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  2. Dear Nihal unfortunately your ideas true,you can see tall buıldings and nearby one flat home.Best wishes,stay well.

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  3. There are such places in all towns,there is no idendical place on earth,try to find our paradise inside us.
    Regards from Thessaloniki.
    kostas

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  4. Hello Nihal! Reading your funny comment, I understand you are astonished by the snow in April! :-) I think this year the skiing season at 1300 meters will go on till the end of the month! I don't ski at the moment, but I am fond of skiing.
    These nice images of the "ugly face" of Istanbul are significant; of course, also in Turin there are areas which are not nice.
    Happy weekend!

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