Posts Tagged ‘Istanbul’
Today in the morning a hacker broke into Istanbul public transportation monitors’ systems, replacing the usual route information with the message EKBER was here.-
What does it mean to be a migrant? Coming from somewhere lost that is present only in the memories of the elder ones and in family albums. Ramize Erer is a well known Turkish Cartoonist living in Paris and Istanbul. With the Solo show “Remembered” she is returning to painting, remembering her roots personally and technically.
In the dark times
Will there also be singing?
Yes there will also be singing
About the dark times
(Bertolt Brecht, 1942)
On a summer night in Istanbul, after a discussion about the Turkish communist writer Nâzım Hikmet on a terrace facing the Golden Horn. 54 years after the construction of the Berlin Wall. Passing by on a carpenter workshop late at night watching the wroker repairing old carpets at 1 am in the morning; long never ending nights of work in neon light. Ottoman Buildings scurry over in artifical lights….
The Fishmarket in Karaköy has been one of this magic places in Istanbul. Just beside the Galata Bridge, you would dive into an atmosphere of healthy good food, a smell of freshness, wonderful colors and very friendly, modest sellers never charging too much. A Solmon for 5 Dollars, can you imagine? A Kilogram of seasonal fish was even cheaper. Streetsellers would sell fresh squeezed orange juice, some fishermen would offer grilled fresh fish. Whenever I felt down, Karaköy Fish market was a spot to gain lot’s of positive energy.