Archive for January 8th, 2009

Istanbul in winter

January 8, 2009


Some cities for me are charming in all seasons. Cold, rainy, windy or wintery sunny – a visit to Istanbul any time is a delight.

2_s_dali Currently the Sabancı University Sakıp Sabancı Museum is hosting a Salvador Dali exhibition (until 1 Feb 09). Dali’s fans still can make it.

A walk through the charming narrow streets from the ancient Galata Tower to Istanbul Modern (Museum of Modern Art) is actually a walk in time. At Istanbul Modern, among other amazing art pieces, the ‘Human Conditions’ exhibition is a delight to the eyes (running till 25 Jan 09).

5_medusa In the Basilica Cistern the upside down Medusa head supporting one of the columns made me think again on Human Conditions ancient versus modern.

Time is one thing I always find short in Istanbul. It is never enough for all I want to see or do. But the (Turkish) delight always abounds.
Selection of my Istanbul dozen shots’08.