October 14, 2014

Istanbul. September, 2014

We had just arrived at the Suleymaniye Mosque, atop Istanbul’s highest hill (as Dr. B is quick to remind me), when from out of the stone courtyard emerged this wedding couple. We saw them several times during our visit to the mosque, posing for photos in various locations. What struck me the most was how the bride adapted the limitations of the hijab or chador to her bridal gown: long sleeves, hair completely covered, only a small opening through which her face is visible.

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