So, I did go out! I made new colleague-friends and took some time for quiet walking around the city, and yes, I took some photos!
Christmas isn’t as big a deal here as elsewhere in Europe (because most of the christian population is orthodox, and the muslim population obviously doesn’t celebrate as such), but the one thing that is a big deal here? Lights! Strings of lights! Everywhere, and in large amounts. To the point where walking down some of the pedestrian streets feels like walking through a galaxy though not like us, out on the edge of the Milky Way, but in a far more densely starred area. You’d think it would be garish, but it is quite lovely.
This week has been intense and interesting and I have been playing a lot of my angry music to take the edge off the nerves, but here’s a quieter one from my favourites:
And speaking of favourites, I have a favourite doorway again:
And! A favourite window:
I hope this posts as it should, my last few posts missed their scheduled appearance, but I will be keeping an eye on this.