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İstanbul Theatre Festival is Back in Town

  It is that time of the year again! “The festival” is back in town! The 20th edition of the Istanbul Theatre Festival, organised by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV) will take place from 3 – 28 May 2016. The festival will once again offer theatregoers an[…]

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Angry Panda in Galata

  Last week I had a nice walk around Galata for a couple of hours. I have always loved that part of our city. When I was at school, I sometimes skipped classes and went there for a walk, dreaming about the past. Still doing it but this time there[…]

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”Till It’s Gone” at Istanbul MODERN and Joni Mitchell

  Since January 16th, Istanbul Modern has been home to a very interesting and rich exhibition on nature and sustainability: Till It’s Gone. The exhibition undertakes a conceptual research on nature and focuses on ecological issues thanks to striking displays of different artists. Paintings, sculptures, installations, photographs and other form[…]

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Ageless Goddess: Yıldız Kenter

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  Even mentioning her name is enough to evoke the image of a dreamy lady with complete delicacy and elegance. Add to that a sparkling mind with a great appetite for acting. One may not be mistaken at all, comparing her to a Goddess, seeing her performing on a stage totally[…]

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Osman Hamdi Bey’s Tortoise Trainer

  Pera Museum of Istanbul is the home to one of the most important paintings of Turkish History of Art: Tortoise Trainer of Osman Hamdi! Osman Hamdi Bey, was one of the prominent intellectuals of his time and he was in charge of Archaeology Museums of the capital, İstanbul. We[…]

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Sabiha Rüştü Bozcalı

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  Described as “one of the leading female illustrators in Turkey”, Sabiha Rüştü Bozcalı, definitely deserves to be mentioned in the art scene chronology. And I will do so accordingly. However in the name of being honest, I need to explain how disturbed I feel every time “being female” is underlined while[…]

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Narmanlı Han

İstiklal Caddesi’nde kaç defa ayağımın tökezlemişliği, hatta birkaç defa yuvarlanarak düşmüşlüğüm var. Gözümün önümde değil, yukarıda olmasından hep sebep; Taksim’in özellikle 19. ve 20. yüzyıldan kalma mirasını bugüne taşıyan binaları, bakmak, görmek, yavaşlamak, bazen de durmak için iyi bir bahane. Bu yapıların en zarifi, en ince işlenmişi olmasa da bence[…]

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The Lord of Cymbals

The Lord of Cymbals

Without doubt Zildjian is one of the world’s greatest cymbals. The Lord of Cymbals I can say. Did you know that the company is actually from Istanbul? In 1929 the company had to move to Massachusetts and open up its first factory. The Zildjian story is a long and a[…]

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