Tulips, roses and what is next?

According to a TDN news, Three million tulips to decorate Istanbul’s parks and gardens. This is part of a beautification project in Istanbul. Construction works all around the city makes our lives harder to live, despite all its naiveté this tulip business is better than nothing in the mean time.
Meanwhile, “rose” increasingly becomes a symbol for Prophet Mohammed among Islamic circles. Last week one could see roses as themes around since there were many happenings in the whole week to celebrate the birth of the prophet. These celebrations themselves are becoming institutionalized and it would be interesting to analyze but I won’t do this here and now. Maybe later:)

3 Comments so far

  1. metecem (unregistered) on April 19th, 2006 @ 8:22 am

    I’d rather like to know if any corrupted business occurred while purchasing “three million tulips” !


  2. Selma (unregistered) on April 30th, 2006 @ 12:39 pm

    @ Metecem: Its interesting to see that Mumbai & Istanbul follow the same corruption patterns!

    Erkan, do put up some pictures of the tulips, i’m sure they will be so pretty!

  3. Selma Mirza (unregistered) on April 30th, 2006 @ 12:42 pm

    The website says: Tulips are an important part of the Turkish Culture. Is it really so? I’ve read extensively about Istanbul, without coming across tulips anywhere. And just because some people are called Tulip is a lame reason to actually plant tulips. What if people are called Rose, will they plant roses then?

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