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David Bower of Signdance Collective blogs on the work and travels of a dynamic sign dance performance company

Istanbul

24 April 2008

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Outline of the city of Istanbul from the sea

Istanbul is an amazing city, full of history that is at once both ancient and contemporary. There's a lot of tourist blurb that de-sensitizes and strangely makes mundane what is in fact is an intensely inspiring and vibrant hub of energy. It sits on one of Eurasia’s most volatile faultlines; it runs from north to south down the Bosphorus straits. People in Istanbul look to the antiquity of the Aya Sofya, and count their blessings. There is stuff here that I no longer see back home in the...

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