Another spring day in Istanbul in the middle of winter

Posted by on December 2nd, 2009
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I took these photos a few days ago when Istanbul was still under fog but spring like days continue and today is not an exception (for spring days but not for foggy days). My god, spring days bring such a pressure of unrealized potentialities and I better sit indoors and wait for the end of these beautiful days. Today is not different. Trying to have a super productive day at the office now while -still- I cannot help having some self-pity. I now start a new category: Istanbul news. A news round in chaotic bundle follows…

Istanbul?s Top 5 Street Foods: #5 ? The Galata Cucumber Man:

The Cucumber Man of Galata -- photo by Jonathan Lewis

(Editor?s Note: This week Istanbul Eats is celebrating Istanbul?s vibrant (and sometimes plain wacky) street food scene with a highly subjective look at five of our favorite street foods and some of the best places to get them. We?ll be writing about a different food every day, so join us as we work our way up to #1 on Friday.)
Heavy fog continues disruptions in İstanbul
Today’s Zaman
Heavy fog continued to paralyze daily life in İstanbul, causing traffic accidents and flight delays early Tuesday. The fog caused a 15-vehicle pile-up on

People demonstrate to mark the World AIDS ...

People demonstrate to mark the World AIDS Day in Istanbul, Turkey, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2009. (AP Photo/Ibrahim Usta)

Istanbul?s Top 5 Street Foods: #4 ? Maya Kumpir

from Istanbul Eats

FASHISTANBULLER: Shopping in Istanbul with an Istanbuller
By Fashistanbuller
When it comes to shopping in Istanbul you are probably sick of hearing Grand Bazaar, Egyptian Spice Market or Ortakoy Open Bazaar? There must be more to this city, 2010 Culture Capital of Europe, than rugs, evil eyes and ceramics

6th Istanbul International Caricature Festival to be Held in December
Focus on Travel News
world issues in the agenda with the symbolic and humorous cartoons, brings together hundreds of caricaturists from different countries in Istanbul

In food of Istanbul, echoes of the past
GlobalPost
By Nichole Sobecki ISTANBUL, Turkey ? Napoleon said that if the world were a single state then its capital would be Constantinople.

Istanbul Eats » Istanbul’s Top 5 Street Foods: The Galata Cucumber Man
By admin
(Editor’s Note: This week Istanbul Eats is celebrating Istanbul’s vibrant (and sometimes plain wacky) street food scene with a highly subjective look at five of our favorite street foods and some of the best places to get them.

Wonderful Istanbul | Eat, Drink, Sleep, Shop & Love
By Eat, Drink, Sleep, Shop & Love
Last week I was lucky enough to go to Istanbul for work for three nights. I had preconceived notions about Turkey as a country, not all positive but these were quickly blown away. There’s so much I could write about this mesmirising
TURKEY: An American-style mega mall sprouts in Istanbul
Los Angeles Times (blog)
As the mayor of Istanbul’s Bayrampaşa district, he dreamed it would one day be remembered for something more joyful than its notorious prison.

Istanbul European Capital of Culture 2010 « The Ismaili News
By Ahmad Ladhani
An extraordinary number of seminars, fairs, symposiums and workshops are already underway as Istanbul showcases its immensely rich culture to the world. Though it’s not just happening in Turkey. The visitor to Istanbul,

Travel tips
guardian.co.uk
Take in ancient Mostar en route from Dubronik to Istanbul. Photograph: Walter Bibikow/ Walter Bibikow/JAI/Corbis Q: My partner and I are looking to travel

[URBAN BEAT] istanbul’s growing running community
Today’s Zaman
itir Erhart, a university professor who in her spare time helps organize running programs and training seminars for istanbul’s Adım Adım running club,

Urban research publications on Istanbul now a trilogy – Hurriyet Daily News and Economic Review

From the Bosphorus: Straight – Istanbul, The 2010 Capital of Kitsch – Hurriyet Daily News and Economic Review

World?s Largest Earthquake-Proof Building Completed in Istanbul | Inhabitat

Thick fog causes disruption, flight delays in İstanbul
Today’s Zaman
Dense fog has badly affected İstanbul and nearby cities over the past two days, causing flight delays and traffic accidents.

Hyatt Regency Istanbul to become Grand Hyatt Istanbul
ASIATravelTips.com
On 1 December 2009, the Hyatt Regency Istanbul will become the Grand Hyatt Istanbul. The brand change aligns the property with the other 34 Grand Hyatt

A Day In The Life of An Expat in Istanbul, Turkey » Travel
By Julie Schwietert
With Istanbul traffic, it can take up to an hour. At the bus stop, I chat sleepily with the physics teacher. She tells me about her boyfriend who is in his compulsory two years of army service. Her stories are on the lighter side;

Istanbul day two: a snapshot (er, snapshots?) ? Berklee Blogs
By medwards
Yesterday was a busy day all around at the A&I events in Istanbul. Berklee student Emir Cerman, who worked with Jason Camelio in International Programs for a year to bring the auditions to Istanbul, kicked-off the day with a

History Impedes Progress on Istanbul Transportation Project
Voice of America
The ancient and modern worlds are colliding head on in the trenches of Turkey’s largest city as an engineering project to build a tunnel under Istanbul’s

Ode to Istanbul
I have a crystal-clear memory of my very first morning in Istanbul. It was 1996. I was on assignment for Lonely Planet and Fodor’s to update their respective guidebooks to Turkey. My flight arrived late, 10pm or something.

The Istanbulian: Bayram Morning in Istanbul
By Emre Kızılkaya
Bayram Morning in Istanbul. My father had scanned three antiquated postcards a few years ago. I believe that these cards can’t be found anywhere else anymore. The one above shows the Ortaköy district of Istanbul, possibly in the late

Letter From Istanbul Mr. Pamuk’s Neighborhood
New York Times
By SUZY HANSEN Most tourist trips to Istanbul center on Sultanahmet, the neighborhood of the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace.

In food of Istanbul, echoes of the past

By Nichole Sobecki
ISTANBUL, Turkey ? Napoleon said that if the world were a single state then its capital would be Constantinople. Even today, amid the traffic-choked streets of modern Istanbul, among the steep alleys and ancient mosques, you can still feel what he meant. The air is thick with centuries of civilization ? and nowhere is that more apparent than in the food.”

TURKEY: An American-style mega mall sprouts in Istanbul | Babylon & Beyond | Los Angeles Times

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  • Christian Runkel

    Erkan, this post about Istanbul made me a little homesick. I started to read Masumiyet Müzesi (I read it in Deutsch: Das Museum der Unschuld), that eased the pain.

  • nice photos from Instanbul.

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