Photographer's Note

İstanbul is famous with it's pigeons.
And it's a tradition cince centuries that people feed them with corn and wheat believing that this will bring them good luck.
Here one of this scenes taken on a quite busy shopping street of Istanbul's Asıan part.

have been in many cities where the pigeon hoards are viewed as the enemies of civilization, the product of nature trying to masquerade the traits of humans by adapting to the urban environment (and, likewise, pooping all over it). In Venice, it is illegal to feed the pigeons; in Budapest, they slaughter them; in America, they trap pigeons in cages and take them out to the countryside and let them go, just to shot them out of the sky for sport. I suppose most people do not like being pooped on to the extent that they will put spikes on the eaves of their buildings, and do everything possible to eradicate the pigeon. But there are still pigeons in these places. There always will be pigeons.
You may as well just have fun feeding them.

Here the links of some similar entries of me in the past.

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