Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Istanbul style.

In response to a recent entry, I received the suggestion that I should move to Istanbul. Though my plan is to stay in Southeast Asia for the immediate future, the idea is pretty tempting. One of the things I liked most about Istanbul was the distinctive sense of style that seemed to permeate the entire city. It wasn't just in the ornate decor of the Topkapi palace's harem, however. It was present in the city's everyday objects and spaces....

... from the jade green interiors of the commuter trains...

.... to the retro public pay-phones...

... to delicately painted alley walls.

*For more Istanbul style, check out these glamorous shots over at 'From the Faraway, Nearby.' It'll have you buying a ticket to Ataturk International.

8 comments:

michelle said...

Ooookaaaay, as someone living vicariously through your blog, I guess you can go to Istanbul. You're right that it is a pretty cool city (was there once a long time ago).

T.R. said...

It is my favorite city in the world. You are right -- it has a sense of style and design all its own. I've always wanted to live there -- so I would happily do so vicariously through the blog. Go west young man!

Philippe said...

I'm still thinking of moving there, so many great places on this earth!
I'm talking to a particular school there right now, but if anyone knows of a great school where I could teach English, please let me know.

Great photos! Seems like another world.

Felicia
www.nearandfar.wordpress.com

jess gonacha said...

YOu should DEFINITELY move to Istanbul. That would be AMAZING!!

(ps... perhaps I'm the one with the weird obsession with sea creatures...? I seem to keep posting them!!)

{pps... if you send me your address, I'll send you a starfish collector gocco print!!)

tangobaby said...

Please please please go to Istanbul. Then I will know what to do when I finally save enough to go myself. I know your stories and photos will be incredible.

Bordeaux said...

When, when when are you taking me to Turkey? It's my turn to see some new countries again!

Felicia said...

Hey, if I can study photography there and make a decent living there with my photography and occasional English lessons, I'd book the ticket ASAP!

Felicia
www.nearandfar.wordpress.com

Tom Watson said...

Looks interesting, ill be sure to check it out. Cheap property in Istanbul