Photo essay: Istanbul has an identity crisis
They say Istanbul is “where East meets West”. In my case, it was where East met East again! This vibrant city is full of contrast and suffers, somewhat, with an identity crisis. It cannot definitively decide whether it is “Eastern” or “Western”. Then again, maybe it has discovered that it can be both?! Perhaps, it knows that there really is no difference. This Eastern and Western thing is perhaps just a line in the sand which Istanbul is trying to erase? One thing is for sure, the earth was not created with East and West in mind! It was created, with all its imperfections, taking everyone into account. Does Istanbul know something we should all know?