finding out why constantinople got the works

cumhuriyet bayramı, tekrar

Posted in istanbul by jlm2dy on October 29, 2010


too good to pass up. fireworks over the bosphorous.

cumhuriyet bayramı | republic day

Posted in istanbul by jlm2dy on October 29, 2010

foreground: 3d arrows and a “burned” wooden cart; background: painting. note the guy in the leopard vest.

panorama 1453 müze, basically a domed room filled with “artifacts” and painted walls
depicting fatih the conqueror’s siege of constantinople…and a soundtrack of the battle with a military band

admitting.

Posted in istanbul by jlm2dy on October 29, 2010

okay, i admit it. i’ve stolen this picture.


i promised myself i wouldn’t do this, but not only is this a fabulous shot, but it was taken by some pretty fabulous people – shane and julia. they kindly invited us to dinner, and although the scene today was dark, rainy and ominous (insert flickering street light here) it is a pretty magical spot in fener.

ottoman bank archive

Posted in istanbul by jlm2dy on October 27, 2010

might have spent a little too much time in the archive today when i came up with this jingle about my day:
“ten to fiveeee, in the archiveeee” [in the style of david sedaris’ billie holiday]

two turkish residents!

Posted in istanbul by jlm2dy on October 26, 2010

my residence permit, and my kitten. not exactly the best toy for him, but he thinks it’s finders keepers

fener ortodoks rum patrikhanesi

Posted in istanbul by jlm2dy on October 25, 2010

on island time

Posted in turkey by jlm2dy on October 24, 2010

art deco/arts & crafts/turkish/ottoman/southern plantation?

playing on the outdoor gym failure…but successfully obtain creeper status – kamal
aimee demonstrates with fine technique

kiz kulesi, uskudar

Posted in istanbul by jlm2dy on October 23, 2010

contemporary with the cami

Posted in istanbul by jlm2dy on October 22, 2010

contemporary art frames rustem pasa camii

military museum

Posted in istanbul by jlm2dy on October 21, 2010


ottoman cannon with awesome inscriptions