Hezarfen - Ahmed Celebi, story of a bird man

A cold sweat wraps him and the blood and his heartbeats hit strongly on his…


Istanbul, crawling across the rooftops of Büyük Valide Han

If anyone doubts that Istanbul is a city in which having the sense of adventure…


Walking along the european Bosphorus coast: Bebek and Arnavutköy

Istanbul never cease to amaze me. In a city of nearly fifteen million…


Osman Hamdi Bey: godfather of turkish art and culture

Osman Hamdi Bey (1842-1910) was an influent and unique character that left his…


Sahaflar Çarşisi, the old Istanbul book market

I already talked in a previous post about the Sahaflar Çarsisi or antique books…


Corlulu Ali Pasha teashop in Istanbul

Walking along the Divanyolu Cadessistreet in the old town of Istanbul, towards…


The dervishes, mystics dancers

While I recognize that the first time I heard of them was in Istanbul, the fact…