SHADOWS & LIGHTS
April 29, 2017 / 00:49
AZERBAIJAN CELEBRATES 98TH REPUBLIC DAY
GEORGIA MARKS NATIONAL DAY
SAMMS BISTRO HOSTS INTERNATIONAL ANKARA JAZZ FESTIVAL
HAPPY MOTHERS DAY MOM
FRIENDS . I LOVE YOU!
GO AND FALLOW YOUR PASSION
TO INVISIBLE MOTHERS
CUP OF JOY
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THE GOOD IN WOOD
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As some of you know, Ive become a little concerned of late with what ...
PROFILE OF A PARASITE KILLER: COCOS NUCIFERA
Can you guess who our special guest is today, friends? That’s ri...
Recently, I thought my death was imminent. Not at some hazy, grainy po...
FIRE AND WATER:URFA
Şanlıurfa, El Ruha, Edessa, Riha or perhaps just plain old Urfa (as it...
A FEW GOOD APPLES
Today Id like to show you a few good apples. Theyre a little bit nic...
I like the way mist isolates objects, and shrouds the city in an atmos...
If Dirty Harry Callahan were turned into flower, he’d be an arti...
turpentine latté: menengiç kahvesi
Last weekend in Urfa, at the Gümrük Han, I experienced a new type of h...
Ever get the feeling that nature speaks in codes? This wont come as a...
OLD CITY, NEW DOOR
Don’t know about you, but I like a good door. This one was parti...
The wonder of the pinewood
In Istanbul its increasingly difficult to remember that our world isn...
THE ULTIMATE GRAIN
Perhaps Im biased, being descended from Scottish stock, but I think t...
Sometimes I find it hard to think of a more satisfying adventure than ...
Just wanted to share with you a sample of some photography I recently ...
SUPER SPICES, HEROIC HERBS
Today I decided to celebrate some of my favourite über herbs and spice...
ROUNDABOUT THE THAMES
Polite nods. Leaf-strewn paths. Moss-veined brickwork. Winding paths. ...
BOSPORUS TREE TOPS
Ever notice that tree tops resemble diagrams of the capillaries in our...
ANISH KAPOOR AT SABANCI
If you haven’t ventured out to see Anish Kapoor’s exhibiti...
MERCURY IN RETROGRADE
This week the Marmaray Project opened. While I was away, I missed a ch...
ETCHED INTO THE BLUE: TARABYA
Sorry I havent posted for a bit. Its that time of year again, when o...
FIVE YEARS FRESH ... DEN
Years ago (almost five to be exact) I had a favourite morning hangout....
A DIFFERENT LANDSCAPE
Sorry to have been so long absent. If youve been wondering where Ive...
Its hot. Theres no small amount of turmoil in the land and everybody...
For some reason weve been a little overstocked on lemons. Perhaps we ...
AUTHORITY VS. CREATIVITY
One of the many things that has been remarkable about this uprising is...
And that’s all there is to it!...
The cats expression at the top of this post says it all. Its been a ...
GARDEN OF EARTHLY DELIGHTS: ASMA YAPRAGI
Down a village alley, pumpkins stacked in a barrow. With bowed heads t...
THE FISH AUCTION
Saturday morning. The sun burns white above, bleaches the earth below ...
KANTİN DÜKKAN BEBEK
Theres not much I miss about living in the Nişantanşı area, except pe...
The most talented people in any profession dont need to advertise. In...
SERDAR-I EKREM SOKAK
When I first moved to Istanbul I rented a flat in the Galata neighbour...
SHADOW & LIGHT: THE COLOUR OF THE SPACE BETWEEN US
The range of emotions you experience in a city like this makes a minut...
MODERN LINES, OTTOMAN OPULENCE: THE GRAND TARABYA
Today I had the chance to preview a hotel that Ive been anticipating ...
THE TURKISH SHOE SPA
Have you lost that sparkle? Does the path you tread lack its former lu...
THE SWAY OF THE SEA
Is there anything more powerful than the experience of the sea? Her cu...
OLD FRIENDS, NEW BUSINESS: IZNIK WORK
Whenever I’m in the Covered Bazaar there’s one place I cho...
DILAPIDATED DOORWAYS AND DETAILING IN DECAY
Hows that for an alliterative title? I really wanted to call this pie...
Sof, I can think of few more damaging compulsions in this life than th...
Last week I gave a brief glimpse of the mills around Denizli. Today I...
Osman Usta: the Master beneath the mosque
I dont know about you, but I like a well made shoe. In fact, I prefer...
CHAINING THE UNCHAINABLE
I don’t know about you, but I prefer the image immediately above...
A FIRE IN THE MIND
Only one colour can break the tonal tide of white/grey/blue that this ...
The football club bearing the above name may be having a lousy season ...
ISTANBUL'S VIETNAMESE SPEAKEASY
In a recent post I described what I’d do with a leisurely day le...
FESTIVE CHEER ABOUT TOWN
Sometimes you’ve got to overdo it to do it right. One might even...
RUMMAGING IN THE PAST: ASLIHAN PASAJI
Today was a truly miserable, wet day. On top of that, the weather was ...
MAKE YOUR OWN SODA SCRUB
This Exfoliating Soda Scrub recipe may seem very simple, but bicarbonate of soda (baking soda) has been used in home-made skincare remedies for hundreds of years....
IMPROPER DIETARY PRACTICES MAY INCREASE THE RISK OF OBESITY
Super weak mannequins in shop windows, people trying to weaken, adorning the shelves of bookstores selling diet books and products in pharmacies undermine 3-5 kg a week,...
NOTES FROM THE UNIVERSE... by MIKE DOOLEY
When suddenly the unexpected happens, it's always me... just getting everything ready for the time of your life....
Its winter time! And it is definitely a great feeling to see it on people especially on the ones who can carry whatever they wear so well.
This weeks elegant is the Lebanese Ambassador Mansour Abdullah who set foot to the Turkish capital only a year and a half ago and captured many hearts with his charm and friendly attitude.
Everywhere you go, the sky is blue....
ELEVEN ON A ROPE
Eleven people were hanging on a rope, under a helicopter in flight, 10 men and 1 woman....
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