Monday, February 23, 2009
There's this amazing thing that happens every time it snows— the Bosphorus turns this amazing pale green. It only happens when snow is on the way or falling from the sky. I remember being mystified by the colour change when I was a little girl, and I am happy that the wonder hasn't faded. When I saw the green yesterday, I knew. The green is best seen close to water level, but you can get a sense of it in the photograph above.
I thought it would be magical to walk down Istiklâl in the snow, with a paper bag of roasted chestnuts. It didn't occur to me that coming down the hill would mean a slight change of climate, so I ended up taking a stroll in the rain.
In a little alleyway that had piles of clothes on tables and racks for sale, I was delighted to find this cute sweater for 5 lira— $2.93 with today's exchange rate! I can't wait for spring.