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15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
“Samsara”

This ruin used to be a mansion well known for its delicate architecture in Kastamonu, Turkey. It was burn down to earth due to a fire. Despite the very killing nature of the fire, In a couple of years, an uncontrolled life started to emerge through the ashes. Various plants and even a tree started to take over the place. Not to mention cats, dogs and children. It reminds me of the Sanskrit word “Samsara”, I once read about, “the rebirth and cyclicality of all life, matter and existence”.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2017
Date Uploaded: 10.2017
Photo Location: KASTAMONU, Turkey
Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Copyright: © Ozge Ucoluk