Friday, March 8, 2013

Hacıosman Metro

In the Hacıosman Metro station, there are several large art pieces made from tile. This one is my favorite. 

I took this detail shot on the left side of the trunk, towards the bottom, and at eye level. This tree is huge and intricate, and every time I find myself in this Metro stop, I go out of my way to walk past it. 

Istanbul and tile have a long history. I'm pretty sure these tiles are from Iznik, the same place that the Ottomans had their tiles for palaces and mosques made. 

Pretty things in ordinary places: another reason I love Istanbul. 

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