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

Photo exhibition about street life in Beyoğlu

Posted on 22 February 2011
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Istiklal Caddesi, in the cosmopolitan district of Beyoğlu, is one of the most photographed streets in Turkey. So if you are a photographer and you want to do something originally you have to look for different shots and for different angles. You have to wait till something unusual happens and you have to look for… Read more »

Cirque du Soleil in Istanbul

Posted on 21 February 2011

The legendary Cirque du Soleil is in town! At least 50 artists from all corners of the world will perform 10 shows with their well known spectacular acrobatics, life music and original storyline. In Istanbul they perform their show Saltimbanco. A theatrical performance in which the artists narrate the “urban experience in all its forms”…. Read more »

Vibrant jazz scene in Istanbul

Posted on 18 February 2011

A young generation of jazz players is conquering Istanbul. It is amazing how many new, little clubs have been started last year. There is a lot of enthusiasm and a new crowd of Istanbul music lovers who discover jazz. The new generation of jazz players are willing to perform for little money because they are… Read more »

LUX, the newest Lounge-Club

Posted on 16 February 2011

As the party capital of Europe Istanbul is changing all the time. More venues for life music, restaurants and clubs open their doors nearly every week. The city’s newest Lounge-Club is Lux. Lux has been stylish decorated and has a great atmosphere. It has the most up to date state of the art lighting and… Read more »

Small copy of Hagia Sophia damaged by fire

Posted on 12 February 2011

What a shame! For the third consecutive time a historic building in Istanbul has been damaged by what seems to be negligence or unprofessional work. First there was the fire at the Haydarpaşa Train Station in November last year. It was a disaster.  A fire broke out on the roof during ongoing restoration. The roof… Read more »