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Vitalux
15th September 2013, 16:07
It is wonderful to see, when a community joins together , :grouphug:takes affirmative action it can cause change for a more colorful and beautiful world.
Wouldn't it be nice if more communities could unite, join hands, and create love.

I post this item of news because it touched me when I viewed both the news and the video. I know it will touch others as well. :grouphug:




A 64 year-old man in Istanbul decided to brighten people's days by painting rainbow colors on the old, gray, crumbling stairs near his house.

When municipal officials sent workers after nightfall to hurriedly repaint the stairs gray, a quiet revolution started on Twitter.

Not only did volunteers come out to repaint those stairs that Huseyin Cetinel had spent hundreds of dollars on, they started painting other stairs and walkways in other cities around Turkey posting photos on social media.

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/images/stories/arts-people/rainbow_stairs_Turkey-G%C3%BCrol_Demirutku-Twitter.jpg





Watch the video below which has some singing and depicts the location and event.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yW5st_X3ggg


- READ the full story in the New York Times (http://thelede.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/09/03/with-a-burst-of-color-turkeys-public-walkways-become-a-focus-of-quiet-protest/?_r=2&;&)

Carmody
15th September 2013, 17:41
You know it's a fragile hold, when the color of a set of stairs can threaten it's grip and authority.

How weak, the hand? Now we shall see.

Soul Safari
15th September 2013, 18:41
Has anybody seen what Os Gemeos has to done to the streets of Brazil..?
http://www.dailyartfixx.com/wp-content/gallery/post-photos/os-gemeos-lisbon.jpg
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2871/9499335961_1891bf1e78.jpg


More here-
https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=os+gemeos+brazil&client=firefox-a&hs=3gI&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=tv01UuPrC4bm7Abh_IDgCw&ved=0CDIQsAQ&biw=1280&bih=907&dpr=1#facrc=_&imgdii=_&imgrc=5hBu3fYbJy5Y-M%3A%3BGg4bKZ7wJNy6CM%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Ffarm3.s tatic.flickr.com%252F2871%252F9499335961_1891bf1e7 8.jpg%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.flickriver.com%252F groups%252Fosgemeos%252Fpool%252Finteresting%252F% 3B500%3B333

aranuk
15th September 2013, 18:47
I was in Turkey in June/July during the Giza protests which was exhilarating. The innovation came when an artist started protesting silently, just standing before a statue of Ataturk.

Stan

Mulder
16th September 2013, 01:13
Turkey is my favourite country on Earth. I thought it was "boring" until I went there, then I loved it - I'd recommend everyone who can to go to Istanbul and explore it - it's amazing!

http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/01986/istanbul-harbour_1986641b.jpg

ghostrider
16th September 2013, 01:18
It is wonderful to see, when a community joins together , :grouphug:takes affirmative action it can cause change for a more colorful and beautiful world.
Wouldn't it be nice if more communities could unite, join hands, and create love.

I post this item of news because it touched me when I viewed both the news and the video. I know it will touch others as well. :grouphug:




A 64 year-old man in Istanbul decided to brighten people's days by painting rainbow colors on the old, gray, crumbling stairs near his house.

When municipal officials sent workers after nightfall to hurriedly repaint the stairs gray, a quiet revolution started on Twitter.

Not only did volunteers come out to repaint those stairs that Huseyin Cetinel had spent hundreds of dollars on, they started painting other stairs and walkways in other cities around Turkey posting photos on social media.

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/images/stories/arts-people/rainbow_stairs_Turkey-G%C3%BCrol_Demirutku-Twitter.jpg





Watch the video below which has some singing and depicts the location and event.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yW5st_X3ggg


- READ the full story in the New York Times (http://thelede.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/09/03/with-a-burst-of-color-turkeys-public-walkways-become-a-focus-of-quiet-protest/?_r=2&;&)

this is what the world would look like if the people took control of their cities away from government ... colorfull and beautiful and everyone pitching in to help ...

kenaz
16th September 2013, 01:38
You know it's a fragile hold, when the color of a set of stairs can threaten it's grip and authority.

How weak, the hand? Now we shall see.

Or foothold.

Flash
16th September 2013, 02:14
The first stairs seems to be in a cosy neighborhood on the bosphorus. The second set of stairs were right next where i was living. Nice. The reasons why artist will protest next to Ataturk picture is that he created a secular country with secular laws, not at all what the religious elected government wants. The army must and does protect the secular constitution which must be why a few generals have been arrested lately. They must have been fomenting a take over which they have the constitutional right to do if the constitution is in jeopardy Quite a different thinking


It is wonderful to see, when a community joins together , :grouphug:takes affirmative action it can cause change for a more colorful and beautiful world.
Wouldn't it be nice if more communities could unite, join hands, and create love.

I post this item of news because it touched me when I viewed both the news and the video. I know it will touch others as well. :grouphug:




A 64 year-old man in Istanbul decided to brighten people's days by painting rainbow colors on the old, gray, crumbling stairs near his house.

When municipal officials sent workers after nightfall to hurriedly repaint the stairs gray, a quiet revolution started on Twitter.

Not only did volunteers come out to repaint those stairs that Huseyin Cetinel had spent hundreds of dollars on, they started painting other stairs and walkways in other cities around Turkey posting photos on social media.

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/images/stories/arts-people/rainbow_stairs_Turkey-G%C3%BCrol_Demirutku-Twitter.jpg





Watch the video below which has some singing and depicts the location and event.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yW5st_X3ggg


- READ the full story in the New York Times (http://thelede.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/09/03/with-a-burst-of-color-turkeys-public-walkways-become-a-focus-of-quiet-protest/?_r=2&;&)

rgray222
16th September 2013, 02:58
Kind of a revolution of happiness!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lXh2n0aPyw

aranuk
16th September 2013, 18:52
Turkey is my favourite country on Earth. I thought it was "boring" until I went there, then I loved it - I'd recommend everyone who can to go to Istanbul and explore it - it's amazing!

I gotto agree wiv ya Mulder. I love Turkey too. I have been going at least twice a year for more than thirty years. Istanbul is great. We usually stay with my friend who stays in Beyoglu just at Tunel end of Istiklal. We also stay in the Assos region near Kucukkuyu.

Stan