Previously I brought you the sounds and tastes of Istanbul. I have been gathering its textures and patterns for a month now, and curated a small collection for you to touch.
One of the most common textures in Istanbul: interlocking pavers designed resist tectonic and topographic extremes.
Freshly cut Marmara marble stacked and waiting near the Suleymaniye Mosque.
Sycamore trees in Gulhane Park
Ironically: A tomb behind the Green Mosque.
This building’s neighbor was demolished.
Iznik tile inside the Rustem Pasa Mosque.
The door of mosque. Sacred geometry with mother of pearl inlay.
Arabic inscriptions on a dam in the Belgrade Forest.
Inside a deflating hot air balloon.
Eaves of the Rustem Pasa Mosque.
Capital of an interior column in the New Mosque.
Ceiling of women’s prayer area in Rustem Pasa Mosque.
This isn’t completely off-topic is it? Oh wow Turkish Braille! I didn’t notice that until just now!
Prayer rug in the Rustem Pasa Mosque.
Does that belong there?
I’ve saved the rarest texture for last. I caught a glimpse of grass in Gulhane park for the first time since Minneapolis!