Istanbul is unique. It is the only city in the world where two continents meet. Enjoy old and new in the cultural capital of Turkey with Istanbul expert Marc Guillet

Eat like a local on the streets of Istanbul

Posted on 8 December 2014
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Snacks can be enjoyed anywhere on the streets of Istanbul. There is a big variety. From stuffed mussels to roasted chestnuts. And roasted or boiled corn on the cobs to sesame pretzels (simit) and all kinds of roasted nuts, roasted intestines (iskembe), and sandwiches with grilled fish. Here are some examples from photographer Slawomira Kozieniec.

Trailblazer for female photographers

Posted on 5 December 2013
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Yıldız Moran (1932-1995), the first female photographer of Turkey to have received an academic training in photography, has finally got her well deserved exhibition at the lovely Pera Museum. For the first time the younger generations will also be able to see the work over this trailblazer for female photographers in Turkey. Moran began her… Read more »

Photo exhibition on Byzantine heritage of Istanbul

Posted on 7 August 2013
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 This summer you can enjoy a unique photo exhibition, which focuses on the Byzantine heritage of Istanbul in the city. “Artamonoff: Picturing Byzantine Istanbul, 1930-1947” features a selection of the photos taken by Nicholas V. Artamonoff, an amateur photographer of Russian origin, during the time he lived in Istanbul between 1922-1947. The life and career… Read more »

Photos of ancient Roman city in Istanbul

Posted on 24 April 2013
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 Sagalassos, was an ancient Roman city 110 kilometer north of today’s Antalya (ancient Attaleia), and 20 km from Isparta. The ancient ruins of Sagalassos are 7 km from Ağlasun on Mount Akdağ, in the Western Taurus mountains range, at an altitude of 1450–1700 metres. In Roman Imperial times, the town was known as the ‘first… Read more »

Bodies, money & pride in photo exhibition

Posted on 21 January 2012
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 Gözde Türkkan (a.k.a. Mimiko), whom we know from her previous series ‘Pudica’ (2007), ‘I was looking to see if you were looking back at me to see me looking back at you’ (2008) and ‘Pay Here’ (Intersection IV, x-ist, 2010), opens her second solo show, ‘Full Contact’ January 26th at Gallery X-ist. Türkkan’s brand new… Read more »

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