Category Archives: Istanbul Walks
While walking through the old part of Beyoglu (Istiklal avenue), you’ll come across an eclectic Ottoman building called Cité de Pera just opposite Galata Palace, today’s Galatasaray Lycee. It might remind you some of the 19th century buildings in Paris and Vienna with their beautiful … Continue reading
…The knot of fear United in peace Every now and then Juxtaposed Just a few steps apart Looks at each other compassionately On the shores of Istanbul The Ezan The Bell The Hazan Beki L. Bahar This … Continue reading
Myths do travel as long as people wander The Bosphorus, known as the Istanbul Strait is a strait that forms the boundary between the Thrace and Anatolian sections of Turkey. The ancient writers state that the Bosphorus derived its … Continue reading
Arnavutköy (arna-vut-kėuy), the Albanian Village This charming neighbourhood is located on the European side of the Bosphorus. At one time she was called as Anapolis and Estias. Her name “Albanian” comes from the group of Albanians settled during the early … Continue reading
In our walk and cruise by Bosphorus trip, we have the opportunity to see and talk about how the view and landscape of Bosphorus has changed through time. The current exhibition at Pera museum displays the photographs of the Anatolian Shore of the Bosphorus … Continue reading
One of the largest urban excavations in history exposes a massive Byzantine port. This is the site where a new east-west rail line will emerge from below ground connecting with the city’s subways light rail system and the busses.
Istanbul has lively street music performances similar to other metropolitan cities in the world. While you are walking on the pedestrian street called Istiklal Caddesi or Beyoglu, you can hear the rhythms and sounds of Anatolia.