A Place to Rest

A Place to Rest

There are thousands of graves on this hillside overlooking the Golden Horn. One could do worse than to end up here, overlooking Istanbul.

We had taken the bus to get to Eyüp, the rather conservative district that this cemetery and the mosque from the previous post is in and, on the way, we saw many cars honking and waving the Palestinian flag. There were also people lining the streets - also with flags - so I knew something was up. Unfortunately, I did not get any pictures of the protests. It turns out that Israel had attacked the Mavi Marmara that day killing eight Turks and one Turkish American. Obviously, tensions were high and people were not very happy about the situation.

I don't blame them one bit.

There simply is no excuse for what Israel did that day and it's especially disgusting when one pays a little attention to history. Humanity's appetite for cruelty and hypocrisy seems to have no bounds.

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Camera: NIKON D90
Lens Type:
Focal Length: 24 mm
35mm Focal Length: 36 mm
Exposure: 1/125 sec
Aperture: f 8
ISO: 200
Views: 1299
Taken: 2010-05-31 13:16:46
Posted: 2010-06-30 | 12:19





A Place to Rest

A Place to Rest

There are thousands of graves on this hillside overlooking the Golden Horn. One could do worse than to end up here, overlooking Istanbul.

We had taken the bus to get to Eyüp, the rather conservative district that this cemetery and the mosque from the previous post is in and, on the way, we saw many cars honking and waving the Palestinian flag. There were also people lining the streets - also with flags - so I knew something was up. Unfortunately, I did not get any pictures of the protests. It turns out that Israel had attacked the Mavi Marmara that day killing eight Turks and one Turkish American. Obviously, tensions were high and people were not very happy about the situation.

I don't blame them one bit.

There simply is no excuse for what Israel did that day and it's especially disgusting when one pays a little attention to history. Humanity's appetite for cruelty and hypocrisy seems to have no bounds.

show this photo on a map ✈

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EXIF

Camera: NIKON D90
Lens Type:
Focal Length: 24 mm
35mm Focal Length: 36 mm
Exposure: 1/125 sec
Aperture: f 8
ISO: 200
Views: 1299
Taken: 2010-05-31 13:16:46
Posted: 2010-06-30 | 12:19