Open up a world of Turkish inspiration with a Cornucopia digital subscription

Buy a stand-alone digital subscription and get unlimited access to dozens of back issues for just £18.99 / $18.99 a year.

Print subscribers automatically receive FREE access to the digital archive.
Please register at www.exacteditions.com/digital/cornucopia with your subscriber account number or contact subscriptions@cornucopia.net

Buy a digital subscription Activate free digital access (print subscribers only)
  • T: +90 212 247 1907
  • Email: occephemera@gmail.com
View the ad
Find it

Orlando Carlo Calumeno Collection & Archives

Hak Pasajı (dükkan 15–16), Teşvikiye Cad 22, Nişantaşı, Istanbul

Hak Pasajı is very close to the Valikonağı Caddesi–Teşvikiye Caddesi crossroads. Orlando Calumeno’s Aladdin’s Cave is downstairs. On the ground floor he has a new jewellers’ shop.


Who needs museums when you have shops like this? Orlando Carlo Calumeno has the world’s largest collection of Ottoman postcards and panoramas, dating from 1895 to 1919, and thousands of collectible objets that illuminate daily life in Turkey in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Each group is arranged in imaginative, constantly changing little evolving vitrines.

A recent group comprised late-Ottoman, early Republic rakı bottles and bottle labels, including this famous, exotic Douzico label (as featured in Mr Calumeno’s advertisement in Cornucopia 52).

Hak Pasajı is the secret epicentre of Nişantaşı life. Neighbours include excellent tailors who will do magical alterations to suits, jackets and trousers, and knock you up a suit if needs be, as well as the famous Migros’daki Ayakabacı – the Cobbler at Migros, except that Migros, the supermarket, moved on. The passage leads from Teşvikiye Caddesi to modest Akkavak Sokağı, where, if you turn left, you will find Kantin, a superb little gourmet restaurant. Turn right and two doors along is the excellent Bosnian pudding shop Zeynel.


Buy the latest issue
Or, browse the back issues here
Issue 61, Summer 2020 The Road to Pergamon
£ 12.00



Cornucopia Digital Subscription

The Digital Edition

Cornucopia has joined forces with the digital publishing platform Exact Editions to offer individual and institutional subscribers unlimited access to a searchable archive of fascinating back issues and every newly published issue. This brand new resource is available cross-platform on web, iOS and Android and offers a comprehensive search function, allowing the title’s cultural content to be delved into at the touch of a button.

Digital Subscription: £18.99 / $18.99 (1 year)

Subscribe now

Print subscribers automatically receive FREE access to the digital archive. If you are already a subscriber, please register at www.exacteditions.com/digital/cornucopia with your subscriber account number or contact subscriptions@cornucopia.net