Tales of Photography: The Meaning

This piece is a follow-up to the previous entry about photography and the importance of content. Because Fabula Nox has two aspects to it - photography and creative writing - I've noticed a certain, and often overlooked, relationship between the content of the picture and its meaning. So the saying goes that a picture's worth a …

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Tales of Travel: Istanbul (II): Summa summarum and plans of return

Slowly, surely, my stay in Istanbul is coming to a close. The world of sky-reaching minarets, regular imam songs, loud bazaars with fragrances all over the spectrum and endless offers of kilims, corn, sesame pretzels, kebabs and chai I will leave behind soon. The experience, however, will stay with me for a very long time, …

Tales of Travel: Istanbul (I): Fearless discourse on freedom and equality

I’ve been traveling again, this time to a place that I can safely now cross off my bucket list: Istanbul. Former Constantinople, Constantinya, the Golden Horn and many other names this city had over the centuries. There’s undoubtedly a sort of energy here, something deep, old and pounding, like a heart under your feet that …