Istanbul, Turkey

1. Women’s innerwear being sold next to the Suleymaniye Mosque. Nothing out of the ordinary, here. Move along.

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2. Just  a shoe shine man.

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3. Lower your gaze, you’re inside a mosque.

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3. Again, inside a mosque compound.

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4. Boisterous little fella’.

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5. Catching some zzz’s on a slow Sunday afternoon.

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6. On the banks of the Bosphorus.

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7. This young man is going for a little snip-snip of his weenie. He doesn’t know it yet. They didn’t dress ya’ up for nothing,  sonny.

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8. Don’t miss the goatee.

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All photos © Siddharth Singh, 2012.

Amrit – II

By Siddharth SIngh (c) 2009

Water, which is scarce in this part of India (in Rajasthan) is stored in large clay containers (called ghadas) to keep the water fresh and cool.

I saw this in a market in a village. This one is public. It is sustained by a few shop-keepers for all to have.

Notice the swastikas on the supports of the slab? It is a vedic symbol and has nothing to do with the Nazis.