“Istanbul?s New Cultural Centers” (#istanbul2010)

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Heads Up – Istanbul?s New Cultural Centers

“A Revival in Istanbul
Carolyn Drake for The New York Times

Deniz Palas, new home of the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts, with its neon chandelier.

By YIGAL SCHLEIFER

UNTIL only recently, the 90-year-old Deniz Palas (Sea Palace in Turkish) in Istanbul?s Sishane neighborhood was a perfect symbol of the city?s faded glory. Originally a grand apartment building that catered to the area?s once large Greek-speaking community, the edifice ? and the surrounding neighborhood ? slowly slid into a state of decay over the decades, as political and economic turbulence drove the area?s original residents away. Now, though, the building symbolizes nothing less than the city?s cultural resurgence.”


La foule sur les quais de Constantinople | Crowd on the quays of Constantinople
found in Sur les quais de Constantinoplefrom Mavi Boncuk by M.A.M

Great War in Constantinople

from Mavi Boncuk by M.A.M

A Revival in Istanbul
New York Times
Deniz Palas, new home of the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts, with its neon chandelier. By YIGAL SCHLEIFER UNTIL only recently, the 90-year-old

KLAUS JURGENS – İstanbul culture, tourism, diversity: How to manage a metropolis

by KLAUS JURGENS

Are the world?s big cities, such as Paris, London or İstanbul, ?ungovernable? because of their size? Far from it — all that is needed is a look beyond the facades of our town halls to better understand how our cities are actually run.

Barry Yourgrau: Istanbul, 2010 European Capital of Culture – Eternally, the Bosphorus

Istanbul, 2010 European Capital of Culture – Eternally, the Bosphorus
Huffington Post (blog)
Istanbul, city of fables, the bridge between West and East, is celebrating its status as a 2010 European Capital of Culture. A wealth of activities and

Hammam Rejuvenation
Wall Street Journal
By JS MARCUS For centuries, pleasure combined with practicality in the hammams, or bathhouses, of Istanbul, where everyone from the humblest worker to the

İstanbul culture, tourism, diversity: How to manage a metropolis
Today’s Zaman
Are the world’s big cities, such as Paris, London or İstanbul, ?ungovernable? because of their size? Far from it — all that is needed is a look beyond the

Lades: Old Faithful

from Istanbul Eats by admin

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