By Monica Fritz | December 13, 2020
Everything about this year has been strange, to say the least, including this December weather. In January we usually see a bit of snow in Istanbul, and only three years ago there was a wonderful blizzard, shutting down the city, which in those days was an appreciated oddity. This year...
Travel, - Monica at large
Josephine Powell, intrepid photographer and nomad-follower, died in 2007. She would have been 101 today
By Monica Fritz | May 15, 2020
‘She was a sort of Canute, trying to halt the tide of modernity she saw eroding the nomad's dignity.’
(‘A nomad among nomads’, by Andrew Finkel, Cornucopia
47) Josephine Powell, photographed by Jürgen Frank (see Cornucopia 30, 2003)
… I only met Josephine Powell a few times (writes Monica Fritz)
By Victoria Khroundina | August 21, 2015
If you’ve been following the blog, you will know I have been travelling these past few weeks. Last weekend I finally got around to visiting Cappadocia, and out of all the places I have been to in Turkey this awed me the most. The otherworldly landscape peppered with fairy chimneys,...
Nature, Photography, Travel
By Victoria Khroundina | August 14, 2015
If you want to get up close and personal with Turkey’s Mediterranean coast there’s no better way to do so than by boat. You can stay in a town such as Fethiye, Kaş, Kalkan or Antalya, and take daily boat trips or, better still, hire your own boat and spend...
Modern Art, Photography, Travel
The ongoing destruction of Istanbul's cultural heritage
By John Scott | July 8, 2013
YEDİKULE YEDİKULE YEDİKULE! Before reading this, fling open your window, fill your lungs with air and bellow 'Yedikule!
' three times very fast. For anyone in earshot who ever called Istanbul home, it will bring a tear to the eye. Now sit down and brace yourself. This is yet another sad...
Architecture, Culinary Arts, History, News, - Gezi Protests, Travel