Photographer's Note

It seemed to me that I was well prepared to my Turkish trip. I had a (long) list of mosques and other interesting places that I wanted to visit, I learned some most important phrases in Turkish, I had three guidebooks and maps but I was wrong! I didn't know very important thing that just in this time was the big festival - Bayram. It was as someone from the Eastern country came to Poland and was surprised about Christmas or Easter. Shame for me. It was a special time when Turkish people traveled a lot - some millions of Istanbul inhabitants went away and other millions came to Istanbul. To most popular places to visit there were big queues. In Kappadokia they couldn't manage these crowds, was quite a chaos. It was also fascinating time, there were some unusual views, as the cows and sheep on the streets of Istanbul whose fate was already decided. And of course the people were interesing too to observe.
I know this photo is not good but I post it anyway as it show the prayers in Yeni Camii - the New Mosque in Eminonu. I was near this mosque everyday walking around Galata bridge and making night shots nearby but I went inside only once. Why I didn't come again to do more decent photos? I do not know.
And it is special place as on the steps of it I met Deniz for the first time :).

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