For all my readers and followers, I would like to say Happy New Year 2020!
At this start of the new decade I would like to wish everyone eventful and happy years ahead, and together we explore Islamic art and architecture for the years to come.
Expect more of the Turkish Islamic art and architecture series in the coming days, with sprinkling of my observations and studies on various Islamic or Islamic influenced art in other cultures and countries. Hopefully, by the end of this year I will be able to make another trip to Turkey, to visit important Seljuk sites and cities. I have very little information and knowledge on this Islamic civilization, and it would be a great interest if I could study them in person via their art and architecture, Insha Allah. I will announce the plans for my trip soon.
I have great interest in expanding my knowledge on Mughal and Chinese Islamic art and architecture, although for the time being, because of the current situation in these countries (India and China), I have to postpone my plans. Perhaps I could divert my attention to Pakistan instead, or other Central Asian countries. I also wanted to go to Egypt, but I have to postpone the plan for a while, perhaps for another trip in 2021. I just needed to find a reliable tour agent as I had never been to Egypt, nor Pakistan, India or China.
I have been thinking about joining Eric Broug’s programme as a teacher for Islamic geometric patterns, however, the costs had kept me to shy away from it. Perhaps, another plan for the years to come?
I am planning for a Youtube channel for this website as well by this year, to house my travel videos as well as deconstruction and construction videos, among other things that you might find useful whether in the Islamic sense or just in general. I hope this idea will come into fruition, so please do check back often.
I would love to hear more about your opinions on what should I study next and questions and corrections from you on the topics that I had discussed here in this blog.
Once again, I would like to wish everyone a happy and prosperous new year.