|Seagulls over the Neve Shalom Synagogue|
#Rainbow stairs. In 2013 a pensioner painted these stairs in #Beyoglu #Istanbul #Turkey "to make people smile." People loved them. The #LGBTcommunity exulted. But after the #GeziParkprotests the city repainted them #concrete gray, and not in many shades, sparking outrage and bringing people out to repainted them, and to paint other stairs around the city and country. This is how they look now.