Tuesday, October 15, 2013

It is interesting reading about the Kuzguncuk region of Istanbul.  Like Philadelphia, they are a city with a rich cultural past.  Much of this culture comes from the many wars over their land.  Each group that has held Istanbul has made dramatic changes to the city.  Also the economic and cosmopolitan rise of Istanbul has effected the way people view life and themselves as people.  There is an imprint on Istanbul today that can be seen in their daily culture.   In my search of this neighborhood, I found many images of stacked houses all painted a different vibrant color, like the image below.  I feel like this represents the main idea of the article.  It shows how colorful and changed the city has been.  It is a conglomeration of many different cultures but it creates something beautiful.

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