by Erkan Saka via MidJourney app

#İstanbul cats in a rainy afternoon (Francis Bacon style)

by Erkan Saka via the MidJourney app

That’s how I prompted at MidJourney in my first attempt to create an image from text. One of my new favorites nowadays. My undergraduate students have an assignment about creating images through MidJourney or similar apps. You can have a look, they are posted at the course hashtag on Twitter.

In other “real” İstanbul news: 

Recep Tayyip Erdogan has given Istanbul a controversial makeover – The Economist

Seated on the edge of Taksim Square, in the heart of Istanbul’s entertainment district, the building was considered a shrine to modernity and to the

Photojournalist Frankie Mills captured some of the thousands of daily journeys across the divided city, from those fleeing turmoil in Iran and Russia to locals feeling the strain of the global economic crisis

Through its very design, Istanbul is a gateway. A city divided between Europe and Asia, its neighbourhoods straddle the banks of the two separate continents across the Bosphorus Strait. It is the first place many head to in a country whose borders remain more accessible than others, the first place that many head when home is no longer somewhere they can stay.

Fitch Affirms Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality at ‘B’; Outlook Negative

Fitch Ratings-Frankfurt am Main-04 November 2022: Fitch Ratings has affirmed Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality’s Long-Term Foreign- and

Istanbul Airport busiest in Europe in third quarter

Istanbul was the busiest European airport and the only major European hub whose passenger volumes exceeded pre-

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