Shoot: Marie Claire Turkey | Models: Viola Kowal | Photographer: Koray Parlak
A realist, in Venice,” Arthur Symons once remarked, “would become a romantic by mere faithfulness to what he saw before him.” And that romanticism has captured the hearts and imaginations of many poets and artists throughout history. We might well add photographers to that list, too. For the photographer, Venice is a subject that needs no makeup, no styling or fancy lighting tricks to enhance her beauty.
TURKISCH DREAM WELKOM TURKEY
D is for doner. I was very surprised when I came to Turkey and started finding my way around the shops to see that prices of consumer goods were not that much cheaper than home. Clothing, technology, appliances, home goods and food (store-bought and restaurant) are all about the same price, or more, that I would pay back in the States.
I don’t believe in God. This news probably shouldn’t come as a surprise, considering the "rational" part of my blogging handle TheRationalOptimist.
In the 2006 Australian census, 64 per cent of the population stated that they were Christian, which sounds like a hefty proportion, although how many of these are actively practicing is certainly less than this. Regardless, Australia is a migrant country with people from all different cultural and religious backgrounds, and you wouldn’t be surprised to be sitting on a train next to a Sikh in a turban or a Muslim in a hijab.