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I Had Spent 12 Years Shooting This Window Until Owners Demolished The Building – I Caught Its Final Moment
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I Had Spent 12 Years Shooting This Window Until Owners Demolished The Building – I Caught Its Final Moment

I live in Istanbul for 24 years. I’m a lawyer and a photographer. This was the window I used to see every day against my room, so only I was able to see it from this angle. Like I said, for 12 years, I saw it every day, we saw so many faces of each other.

During that time, I posted some of it’s pictures to the internet and in a way, it caught people’s attention. Publishers used two of them on book covers and one is showcased in an exhibition. One day, owners of the building decided to dismantle it, in order to build a new one. While the building was being dismantled, I managed to take a final picture.

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Alia G.
Community Member
4 years ago

Wow... It’s interesting how people can get attached to inanimate objects they’ve never seen. Here I am getting emotional about a window. A really well done series!

Zori the degu
Community Member
4 years ago

Why does this make me so sad? :(

Ehren Thomsen
Community Member
4 years ago

The last image really made me weep.

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Bored Phoenix
Community Member
4 years ago

The last image... EXPLODES in your face!

Renard Bansale
Community Member
4 years ago

( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

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Hari Onago
Community Member
4 years ago

When I read the title I thought: "12 years shooting a window, are you nuts?" However after looking at your pictures I retract my previous comment. I can see now how it is just not a window but much more than that. Beautiful pictures and great storytelling through these photographs, they moved me.

Chris Pitch
Community Member
4 years ago

I was thinking...stalker...

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Jay Broderick
Community Member
4 years ago

It's a window...stop crying!!!! bye bye little window....it's a freaking window!!! sniff....

Ehren Thomsen
Community Member
4 years ago

Jay, don't get upset by all the downvotes. I heard you sobbing. Here, here, you're not alone *hugs Jay*

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Plasti Caca
Community Member
4 years ago

You should have taken the window and make it a picture frame for one of your window photos. It would get a second life. Maybe it's still out there though. Sad.

AngelofThursdays
Community Member
4 years ago

That was actually beautiful... it had its own life and experiences then died, and now I am emotionally compromised because of a window.

GalaxyInAJar
Community Member
4 years ago

Beautiful, made me smile, glad you got that last one

Erisa Desu
Community Member
4 years ago

there are so many abandoned buildings in Istanbul. They should have renovated instead demolition it. No one can claim those houses either way.Those who left can't return.

Rebekah
Community Member
4 years ago

Simply stunning. And sad. It's just a damn window and I'm having all the feels. VERY well done.

Mariam Hovhannessian
Community Member
4 years ago

It's so emotional.

Kenny Kulbiski
Community Member
4 years ago

There's something about curtains in the breeze. Comfortable melancholy, if there is such a thing.

Lachlan Steininger
Community Member
4 years ago

Why am I nearly tearing up?!

Oscar
Community Member
4 years ago

So cool and sad at the same time.

Aahzmandus Pervect
Community Member
4 years ago

Beautiful, very touching.

Skylar Rowe
Community Member
4 years ago

Wow...

Risuki Tikiyaki
Community Member
4 years ago

I feeling alone and forgotten after death

Sami
Community Member
4 years ago

What a neat window it was! Some awesome photos

Belle Clark
Community Member
4 years ago

Wow a window does wonders.

Jennifer Foster
Community Member
4 years ago

Beautiful pictures! This is so sad... :( :(

Oii
Community Member
4 years ago

Poor window

Zoltan Honvari
Community Member
4 years ago

This is just brilliant.

Jean-luc Picard
Community Member
4 years ago

It's like looking into a sad and lonely soul who finally gives everything up. Quite melancholic in it's own sad way. Deep.

Shruti Naik
Community Member
4 years ago

This is so perfectly wonderful! And that last pic looked straight out of a movie with destruction and chaos all around it.

Olivia Milford
Community Member
4 years ago

Hahaha at first I thought that the last picture was a advertisement for clash of clans or something like that

Nadine Ducca
Community Member
4 years ago

Oh, no! WINDOW! :-O Beautiful photos!

Carol Williams
Community Member
4 years ago

Goodbye...

Ivan Gonzalez
Community Member
4 years ago

Amazing...its like the window held on for as long as it could for the final picture. Great series with a powerdul ending.

TRINITY AXIS
Community Member
4 years ago

12 years, same curtain. Really? :D

Cecilia Bálint
Community Member
4 years ago

you can spot on the first two pictures that there was a different curtain as well. BTW some curtains are lasting and will stay the same even for a lifetime – so what?

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Josephine Scott
Community Member
4 years ago

WOW

Kirsten Preston
Community Member
4 years ago

Fab captures!

Aya Othman
Community Member
4 years ago

i don't know why i feel like that , but in somehow it touched me so , u know , building have soul too , amazing story

adis
Community Member
4 years ago

Bored Panda is feauturing now-days this kind of creations? I dont see what is so special about this!

Carl Brennan
Community Member
4 years ago

He shlould have asked to keep the window frame when the were demolishing it.

Catori
Community Member
4 years ago

Somehow that last image saddened me lol I liked that window too and would have done exactly the same thing! Beautiful photos nice one

tsuki nercua
Community Member
4 years ago

In just a few slides, this window managed to get in to my heart and it made me feel like this window and I have been been together for years and seeing the window in its final moments made sob.

tsuki nercua
Community Member
4 years ago

why does this make me cry?

Etienne Pisano
Community Member
4 years ago

"Rear Window"....... :-)

Angie Hamilton
Community Member
4 years ago

Heartbroken

Carolyn Boin
Community Member
4 years ago

This could be the next Pixar short movie.

Mark Erwin
Community Member
4 years ago

It seems that the last image happened so fast I am kind of blindsided. :(

Johanna Zamora
Community Member
4 years ago

Excellent eye, sir.

Dapur Cep Bobi
Community Member
4 years ago

my window!!!

Chelle
Community Member
4 years ago

Wow...

Ellen Light
Community Member
4 years ago

What's going on in photo #4?

Nawaz Khan
Community Member
4 years ago

the last one made me sad :(

spirit wolf
Community Member
4 years ago

But in these pictures it still lives. Unlike one too many unfortunate windows.

Naomi
Community Member
4 years ago

Incredible !!

Naomi
Community Member
4 years ago

This is so incredible !

Reza Kemal
Community Member
4 years ago

YOU'RE COOL ALPER YESILTAS!

Reza Kemal
Community Member
4 years ago

KEREN BANGET!!!

Chris Pitch
Community Member
4 years ago

The one with the shadow? Is it Peter Parker?

Chris Pitch
Community Member
4 years ago

The one with the shadow...is it Peter Parker taking photos?

Kristel
Community Member
4 years ago

What's up with the shadow in the 4th picture though?

Renard Bansale
Community Member
4 years ago

Just wait. An indie band or ambient electronic artist somewhere will use one of these photos for their next album cover.

John Smith
Community Member
4 years ago

This comment is hidden. Click here to view.

That same boring ass curtain hung there the whole time? I suppose that I admire your patience and consistency. But you need to find better subjects.

Alia G.
Community Member
4 years ago

Wow... It’s interesting how people can get attached to inanimate objects they’ve never seen. Here I am getting emotional about a window. A really well done series!

Zori the degu
Community Member
4 years ago

Why does this make me so sad? :(

Ehren Thomsen
Community Member
4 years ago

The last image really made me weep.

Load More Replies...
Bored Phoenix
Community Member
4 years ago

The last image... EXPLODES in your face!

Renard Bansale
Community Member
4 years ago

( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

Load More Replies...
Hari Onago
Community Member
4 years ago

When I read the title I thought: "12 years shooting a window, are you nuts?" However after looking at your pictures I retract my previous comment. I can see now how it is just not a window but much more than that. Beautiful pictures and great storytelling through these photographs, they moved me.

Chris Pitch
Community Member
4 years ago

I was thinking...stalker...

Load More Replies...
Jay Broderick
Community Member
4 years ago

It's a window...stop crying!!!! bye bye little window....it's a freaking window!!! sniff....

Ehren Thomsen
Community Member
4 years ago

Jay, don't get upset by all the downvotes. I heard you sobbing. Here, here, you're not alone *hugs Jay*

Load More Replies...
Plasti Caca
Community Member
4 years ago

You should have taken the window and make it a picture frame for one of your window photos. It would get a second life. Maybe it's still out there though. Sad.

AngelofThursdays
Community Member
4 years ago

That was actually beautiful... it had its own life and experiences then died, and now I am emotionally compromised because of a window.

GalaxyInAJar
Community Member
4 years ago

Beautiful, made me smile, glad you got that last one

Erisa Desu
Community Member
4 years ago

there are so many abandoned buildings in Istanbul. They should have renovated instead demolition it. No one can claim those houses either way.Those who left can't return.

Rebekah
Community Member
4 years ago

Simply stunning. And sad. It's just a damn window and I'm having all the feels. VERY well done.

Mariam Hovhannessian
Community Member
4 years ago

It's so emotional.

Kenny Kulbiski
Community Member
4 years ago

There's something about curtains in the breeze. Comfortable melancholy, if there is such a thing.

Lachlan Steininger
Community Member
4 years ago

Why am I nearly tearing up?!

Oscar
Community Member
4 years ago

So cool and sad at the same time.

Aahzmandus Pervect
Community Member
4 years ago

Beautiful, very touching.

Skylar Rowe
Community Member
4 years ago

Wow...

Risuki Tikiyaki
Community Member
4 years ago

I feeling alone and forgotten after death

Sami
Community Member
4 years ago

What a neat window it was! Some awesome photos

Belle Clark
Community Member
4 years ago

Wow a window does wonders.

Jennifer Foster
Community Member
4 years ago

Beautiful pictures! This is so sad... :( :(

Oii
Community Member
4 years ago

Poor window

Zoltan Honvari
Community Member
4 years ago

This is just brilliant.

Jean-luc Picard
Community Member
4 years ago

It's like looking into a sad and lonely soul who finally gives everything up. Quite melancholic in it's own sad way. Deep.

Shruti Naik
Community Member
4 years ago

This is so perfectly wonderful! And that last pic looked straight out of a movie with destruction and chaos all around it.

Olivia Milford
Community Member
4 years ago

Hahaha at first I thought that the last picture was a advertisement for clash of clans or something like that

Nadine Ducca
Community Member
4 years ago

Oh, no! WINDOW! :-O Beautiful photos!

Carol Williams
Community Member
4 years ago

Goodbye...

Ivan Gonzalez
Community Member
4 years ago

Amazing...its like the window held on for as long as it could for the final picture. Great series with a powerdul ending.

TRINITY AXIS
Community Member
4 years ago

12 years, same curtain. Really? :D

Cecilia Bálint
Community Member
4 years ago

you can spot on the first two pictures that there was a different curtain as well. BTW some curtains are lasting and will stay the same even for a lifetime – so what?

Load More Replies...
Josephine Scott
Community Member
4 years ago

WOW

Kirsten Preston
Community Member
4 years ago

Fab captures!

Aya Othman
Community Member
4 years ago

i don't know why i feel like that , but in somehow it touched me so , u know , building have soul too , amazing story

adis
Community Member
4 years ago

Bored Panda is feauturing now-days this kind of creations? I dont see what is so special about this!

Carl Brennan
Community Member
4 years ago

He shlould have asked to keep the window frame when the were demolishing it.

Catori
Community Member
4 years ago

Somehow that last image saddened me lol I liked that window too and would have done exactly the same thing! Beautiful photos nice one

tsuki nercua
Community Member
4 years ago

In just a few slides, this window managed to get in to my heart and it made me feel like this window and I have been been together for years and seeing the window in its final moments made sob.

tsuki nercua
Community Member
4 years ago

why does this make me cry?

Etienne Pisano
Community Member
4 years ago

"Rear Window"....... :-)

Angie Hamilton
Community Member
4 years ago

Heartbroken

Carolyn Boin
Community Member
4 years ago

This could be the next Pixar short movie.

Mark Erwin
Community Member
4 years ago

It seems that the last image happened so fast I am kind of blindsided. :(

Johanna Zamora
Community Member
4 years ago

Excellent eye, sir.

Dapur Cep Bobi
Community Member
4 years ago

my window!!!

Chelle
Community Member
4 years ago

Wow...

Ellen Light
Community Member
4 years ago

What's going on in photo #4?

Nawaz Khan
Community Member
4 years ago

the last one made me sad :(

spirit wolf
Community Member
4 years ago

But in these pictures it still lives. Unlike one too many unfortunate windows.

Naomi
Community Member
4 years ago

Incredible !!

Naomi
Community Member
4 years ago

This is so incredible !

Reza Kemal
Community Member
4 years ago

YOU'RE COOL ALPER YESILTAS!

Reza Kemal
Community Member
4 years ago

KEREN BANGET!!!

Chris Pitch
Community Member
4 years ago

The one with the shadow? Is it Peter Parker?

Chris Pitch
Community Member
4 years ago

The one with the shadow...is it Peter Parker taking photos?

Kristel
Community Member
4 years ago

What's up with the shadow in the 4th picture though?

Renard Bansale
Community Member
4 years ago

Just wait. An indie band or ambient electronic artist somewhere will use one of these photos for their next album cover.

John Smith
Community Member
4 years ago

This comment is hidden. Click here to view.

That same boring ass curtain hung there the whole time? I suppose that I admire your patience and consistency. But you need to find better subjects.

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