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Still Life with Dogs of İstanbul

  İstanbul always has a love and hate relationship with its dog citizens. Beliefs play an important role in this relationship, as it does in almost all subjects. Positive side: In Shamanism, a dog is a sacred animal which Shamans ride when they go down underworld. In Altai and Kirghiz[…]

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Vallens Aqueduct

Vallens Aqueduct

İstanbul is multi layered with culture and history. This is something we love to boast about all the time. And when facts are facts we have every right as being a fan of İstanbul we are authorised to do so. But every beauty has its flaws. The biggest problem of[…]

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Kızıltoprak

The Old Train Station of Kızıltoprak

Kızıltoprak means “Reddish Earth”. It was the first township on the Berlin-Baghdad railroad. Kızıltoprak was a dormant little settlement with large gardens and kiosks of the Ottoman administrators and mainly a Muslim section of the city of Istanbul. Of course I am talking about the time when Istanbul was called[…]

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