Mangal Zamanı


The French love picnic
The little red and white table cloth perfectly ironed
The wicker basket full of camembert and a red wine bottle

Turks also have a passion for picnics
Here the tablecloth is colourful
The basket is replaced by thousands of plastic bags filled with the all the fridge
The mangal is the masterpiece of any well done picnic

Either along sahil yolu or just next to the country side road
The smell of grilled meat invades the air.
Some evening the parks turn themselves into real stove…

In Maçka Parkı the Makro bags overflow from the trash cans
While along Haliç, families fan the fire under the tea pot
Reminding the smoke signal from the American Indians
But over all, there is a beautiful feeling of holidays flowing in the air…