Tuesday, November 28, 2006

photographs from sunday and the church of St Esprit

this is the photo I took.. of the ceiling of the small chapel.. new theater..

and the two others are the photos of the same ceiling at the exposition.. they are taken by professional photographers ... I can see what it means being a professional artist.. you add something.. colours in this case.. use a different angle ..it looks so different..
this is the door of the grande salle and chapel photo taken by me...

and the followings are from the exposition again..light and angles.. I must remember this..

could you notice that the glass over the door is shaped like a lit candle..
I did..but only when I saw this photo.. not during the 30 years before..
I have gained a new respect towards photographers.. they show you the details of your life..that you have skipped..

le cour des glycines.. The garden of glycins..

and the church St Esprit.. seen over the garden wall.. this is where the Pope is coming for the morning prayer on friday.. this is a beautiful latin catholic church build on 1836.. and there is a beautiful statue of St Benedict in the front closed garden.. this must be the reason of choosing them.. this specific church..
for me this is the third church I have known as a child .. the first two were on the main street.. near my parents house.. they were one Armenian Surp Astvazizin.. and one Greek .. Hagios Georgios.. facing each other..then came the one next to my school.. my friend used to go in and lit candles.. before some exams.. and I went with them.. then I grew up and discovered .. that Istanbul has many churches of different origins.. mostly Orhodox but lots of them..

there are two things I like to do on weekends during spring one is ..to join the guided tours of old city of bizans.. and the second is to go to old parts of the city and visit the ancient buildings..churches.. this gives me a feeling of being a tourist in my city..

today the Pope is visiting the house of Virgin Mary and the Church of Virgin Mary.. in Sel├žuk.. and tomorrow he will be here in Istanbul..


AnnieElf said...

Your photos are beautiful, the colors so fine.

I've been following the Pope's visit with great interest and learning so much about your country and culture. I've been really enjoying it all.

Connie and Rob said...

I immediately thought of you when I saw the Pope was visiting Turkey. Your pictures are beautiful. We tend to forget about the beauty where we live and always want to go somewhere else. It is wonderful that you are sharing with us.


Tongue in Cheek Antiques said...

What a beautiful country you live in! Such rich detail and design.

Britt-Arnhild said...

Oh, Pinar. You are also an artist. I love the angel and the serene colour of your church photo.

Jill said...

One word Pinar, STUNNING!

One Crabapple said...

What beautiful pictures
Your photographs looks just as professional to me as the ones you have shown of the other artists work that was displayed.

What beautiful buildings and churches you have to visit and investigate.

I love the idea of exploring your own city like a tourist.

You are so interesting Pinar !!!

Exciting to be visited by the Pope.

One Crabapple said...

oh and I am glad you pointed that out about the upper windows of the door and the glass cut to look like candles ! How beautiful . How funny you had never noticed in all these years !