Ornaments, domes and minarets of Istanbul's skyline. Suleymaniye Mosque in the city's biggest and most splendid mosque. Exterior and interior aesthetics, supremely disciplined, fascinated spectator pleasing proportions. The Süleymaniye Mosque is an architectural masterpiece. Turkish Ottoman Empire in the 16th century was a period of in all respects to be developed and improved. 36 to 47 years is the longest rulers of the…
시밋 시밋 시밋…터키에서 꼭 먹어봐야 하는 것 중 하나, 바로 시밋(simit). 바삭하단 의미의 “터키 베이글” 이라고 불리는 이 빵, 심심하면서도 고소하고 단백한 이 빵…참 중독성 있다.
거리에 시밋을 쌓아 놓고 파는 이런 카트들이 많이 보인다.
하물며 머리에 이렇게 올려 지고 다니며 “타제(신선한) 시밋 Taze Simit” 이라고 외치고 다니며 파는 사람들도 많다. 도대체 뭐 길래 저렇게 많이들 파나… 의아해 할 것이다.
White blusters its way across the city. The kids rush out between class periods to chase, slide, slip, and chuck. Ice finds its way down one’s sweater. She squeals as her flailing causes her to lose her footing, and insult gets added to injury. Her wet skirt and tights will remain with her for the rest of the day. But so will her smile.
Byzantium, Constantinople, Kostantiniyye et puis Stamboul.
Elle s'appelait sous nombreux noms depuis des siècles. La ville reine du monde. Il était une fois, la ville la plus peuplée du monde. La seule ville qui relient deux continents. L'une de plus vieilles.
Seul trois nations l'ont pu saisir. L'Empire Romain l'a construit, les Latins l'a pillées et l'Empire Ottoman l'a prosperée.
We are here with three big rollers and one small rolling suitcase each. Turkish Airlines offers more options, but is as inflexible as other airlines on baggage weight. As I packed, I weighed each on a bathroom scale trying to balance it all, but in the flurry to get away, we stuffed things in pockets, disturbing my careful distribution, and incurred excess charges.
Spoken Word Artistry ~ 'The Light'
I've been remiss in not linking to this, a video dropped in November. Melbourne-based spoken word artists Luka Lesson and Omar Musa in Istanbul transcending, produced by Tenicee. I've watched these poets over the past few years absolutely grasp hold of and embody and master their craft. They both tell stories from their hearts and from the heart of Australia in all its struggles and joys.
Since these hairy Turkish Bath men didn’t speak any English, a spank or a grunt was used for communicating what they wanted us to do or where they wanted us to go. I honestly wasn’t too sure what to expect going in, but I certainly did not expect this.
1. Sit in cave sauna for 20 mins in your bathing suit.
Sunny For Istanbul
Istanbul is like an open book, an ancient tome, still waiting to be cracked open. And the flourishing design culture is standing up even to the Hagia Sophia. From the star-spangled runners to the fake eyelashes, an Istanbul hipster at the design cafe next to the 14th-century Galata Tower in Istanbul.
Anti-mall...the Grand Bazaar is a vast covered-market that encompasses more than 50 streets.
Having seen Miss Maria Sharapova in WTA İstanbul, I was really impressed. I was impressed not only with her beauty and grace but also with the power within her. The idea that power and beauty can be found in one being is impressive.
While she is one of the best tennis player in the world is is also a great idea that being powerful doesn't mean that you have to be uncurteous.