Istanbul is a grand enormous city. With a population quoted anywhere from 14 to 18 million, the city is sprawling and nearly 5 to 6 times the size of the Chicago – the city I am closest too back home. … Continue reading
A couple weeks ago my professor and I ran into each other and he asked me this: karadenizde gemilerin mi battı? “Did you see your ships sink in the Black Sea?” He said I looked very sad when walking down … Continue reading
Istanbul is an awesome city to map out. In my last few weeks here in this great city I have been trying to visiting all of the different areas. In my search for some cool places to scope out throughout … Continue reading
The Spice Bazaar the Egyptian Bazaar (Mısır Çarşısı) is one of the most frequented sights in Istanbul. While the Spice Bazaar is really cool, I am a bigger fan of the bazaar area in the surrounding area – especially the … Continue reading
It’s another edition of Partaking in Istanbul Eats! Yesterday I found myself on a little adventure with some friends. Now for this post I will just focus on the eating portion, but I will be sure to let you know what … Continue reading
Last minute decisions are usually pretty grand. Last minute decisions that involve seeing famous musicians like Sting are just flat out grand. My friend Alex and I decided Sunday night to buy tickets to the Monday night Sting Concert here … Continue reading
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
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