Here you won't find the pages of a pedantic journal, praises to fantastic places or accounts of memorable encounters. This is a collection of stories, thoughts, images, and most of all odd stuff, even though to someone else it might actually look ordinary. To discern its bizarre side, in fact, special filters are needed: cynicism, fussiness, stubbornness, isolation, impudence, nosiness and nerdiness. All flaws that, in different measure, this semi-nomadic being has got embedded in his genes.
Thursday, March 4, 2010
The real mosaic - Istanbul, Turkey
Photo of olives at an Istanbul market, by Fabio Pulito
Boats like splinters thrust into the Golden Horn,
the ripples of the Bosphorus clotted by an optical rennet:
it's not a still frame or a digital shot,
but a painted landscape by a visionary vagrant.
Posing like a bantering, whimsical model, the city looks at history that hurries, tugs and raves.
Mosques and Churches squeeze buildings and bazaars,