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Thursday, July 7, 2011

Tortoise Trainer

Here I am standing next to one of the most famous paintings by the Turkish Artist Osman Hamdi Bey at the Pera Museum in Istanbul. The Pera Museum isn't very big compared to some of the museums we have been in, but it had both interesting paintings and a collection of weights through history. The painting is titled Tortoise Trainer. Osman painted this picture to show that you need to have patience to live live. Can you imagine trying to train a slow moving tortoise to do anything? I also liked this picture because my favorite animal is the turtle. I am going to see if I can get the tortoise trainer made into a Fathead to pin up on my wall.

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