Public Transportation Card

Relationship: Im/migrant
Ankara Public Transportation Card
Ankara Public Transportation Card

Despite being a random card to use public transportation in Ankara, I took it with me to New York. It reminds me of where I came from, the city where I lived my college years and where my family belongs to in Turkey. 

I still remember the day I got this card four years ago. In a hot summer day, I was with a friend of mine, who became so close to me later. I had my photo taken(At the back of the card, there is my photo) at the subway station in the center of the city. I love seeing how I changed throughout the years. It was a student card, and I was "the student." I would never guess that I would be in New York holding this in my hands; it was just a random card, a daily object, in Turkey. However, it is so much more now. 

I feel better when I keep these memories with me. 

Place(s): Ankara, New York
Year: 2019

– SI.

Relationship:  Im/migrant Im/migrant