I came across a great 10 photo gallery while exploring the internet that showcases İstanbul throughout the past decades. İstanbul is a city that has exploded. This term I have a 92 year old professor, who reminds us in basically every course … Continue reading
An amazing urban mapping project I stumbled upon. Check it out for yourself –> HERE!
“Yekpare” is a storyteller which narrates the 8500 year story of Istanbul. The story embraces symbols from Pagans to Roman Empire, from Byzantine Empire to Latin Empire, and finally from Ottoman Empire to Istanbul at the present day.
Haydarpaşa Train Station, with its brilliant architectural forms, is the building on which the story is projected. The connection between middle east to west has been provided by Istanbul and Haydarpaşa since 1906. In the 50’s it served as a door for millions of internal emigrants who have triggered the chaos in Istanbul’s dialectical daily life scenes.The project’s conceptual, political and geographical positioning, the location’s depth of field and the fact that the entire show can be watched from Kadıköy coast; make “Yekpare” a dramatic presentation.
Cheers from the “old city” of Istanbul
I went on a tad little hiatus of posting, but I have the best excuse in the whole world. My BEST friend from the good ole days of high school came for a little visit! Yep Tina flew across the … Continue reading
Fall break came earlier for me than it usually does. Back stateside I have fall break during the week of Thanksgiving, but here in Turkey it lined up with Kurban Bayram. A friend and I took a leap of faith … Continue reading
During my Kurban Bayram Holiday there was one thing that I wanted to do –> Go to Fethiye and Paraglide. Not only was I set on this my travel buddy Emily (Gonz) had her heart set on it too. We … Continue reading
Versailles is one of those places that is neither explainable with words or photos. It is more of an experience thing. Our visit to Versailles meant ending a fabulous Euro BackPacking Trip with a bang. We were pretty exhausted after … Continue reading
Madrid was a less than 24 hour stop and while that doesn’t seem like much time (actually it’s not much time at all) we somehow managed to see a substantial amount. When we arrived at the hostel we got a … Continue reading
Granada was basically the city that our EuroVacay was centered around. Both Jess and I agreed that we had to see the city that was said to be like the Spanish version of Verona, Italy – the place where the … Continue reading
A couple Sundays ago my friend Alex, the friend who accompanied me on a former Istanbul Adventure, set off for a little exploring in Istanbul. On our agenda was a Kaymak (Turkish cream) restaurant in Beşiktaş that I found via … Continue reading
Granada is the tapas capital of Spain and for good reason. The Tapas Bars in Granada find great pride in making sure that the tapas they serve up will be remembered for awhile. Our hostel organized a tapas tour so Jess … Continue reading