For a couple of weekends now, I've been going for these walks in the middle of secluded forests and nature to enjoy some peace and quiet but also to pick up trash if needed. Unfortunately, I never come back empty-handed, even here in the Finnish countryside.
It doesn't take much to carry a small bag with you and gradually fill it by picking trash for proper recycling. It takes even less to recycle your waste properly to begin with and set a good example to the people around you, instead of tossing anything!
I was standing next to a big dump of cigarette stumps when taking this picture. Here's hoping that we could keep the world looking like this!
One of the few times I've ever used a sunbrella was after spending a day temple hopping in Ayutthaya. ☂️
This place is amazing and I highly recommend it if you ever come to Thailand, just be prepared for some intense sun 🌞 or bring a sunbrella 😅
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This elegant baroque-style structure was designed by Nikoğos Balyan, one of the architects of Dolmabahçe Palace, and built for Sultan Abdül Mecit I between 1853 and 1855. The modern Bosphorus Bridge (aka Bridge of the Martyrs of July 15) looms behind the recently restored mosque, providing a fabulous photo opportunity for those wanting to illustrate İstanbul's 'old meets new' character.
Beneath the mosque's ornate ceiling hang several masterful examples of Arabic calligraphy executed by Abdül Mecit, who was an accomplished calligrapher.
The mosque fronts onto İskele Meydanı, the hub of this former fishing village and home to a pretty fountain and waterfront cafes. On weekends the square and surrounding streets host an unremarkable but popular street market. 🕌✨