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.