Archive for September, 2005

Indigo, there we go!

One of the coolest clubs of Istanbul, Indigo Music Hall, is re-opening its doors for the season tonight. Indigo, which was launched a year ago, has been the ultimate venue of those whose hearts beat with music. A busy program in Indigo is waiting for “desperate club goers” this month: Play Paul, Mathias Schaffh䵳er, Princess Superstar, Carl Craig and many more. So, girls, put your make-up on, boys, wear your jeans, we are goin’ clubbin’.

“come with your photo!”

this year’s “come with your photo” event will take place in kargart this sunday at 14:00, october the 2nd. istanbul photography days has been organized by ifsak ( istanbul amateur photographers and cinematographers association) for 20 years and for the first time, this one is replaced with ?young photographer fest? . it has a special difference because with this event, photography has been went out to the streets, outdoor and indoor besides historical slide and documentary circle. no matter professional or amateur you are or your photo is, you are welcome with your lovely photographic work, if you wish, you can give yours to someone else as a gift, you can swim into the others? sea of images from the city and feel morning after with a different photo which has been chosen by lots.

kargART is an art trip of famous karga bar, kadife st no: 16, kadikoy, istanbul.

Eggs and tomatoes to preserve a taboo…


An academic conference on “Ottoman Armenians during the Decline of Empire: Questions of Scholarly Responsibility and Democracy,” took place past weekend in Istanbul Bilgi University…

I appreciate the conference, since it was a first-time opportunity that provided a platform for a public debate over the long-time painful and controversial issue…

And a group of men-in-black from the nationalist Great Unity Party (BBP) and the left-nationalist Workers’ Party (IP) protested outside the conference, throwing eggs and tomatoes on the participants…


Here are two news coverage to read on via Bianet or TDN


this one’s mainly for readers. check out the new metboards/the metroblogging message boards. sign up and share your thoughts, complaints or whatever about metroblogging in general/the istanbul site, in any language – english preferred (and in our case) turkish welcome.

turkish poster art

sapik a few days ago, we make money not art and boingboing linked to the turkish movie posters site, which is a great database of movie posters produced in turkey between 1960 and 1990. back then, the turkish movie industry preferred to have the posters for blockbusters adapted by turkish graphic designers, as it was cheaper.

although it deals solely with the evolution and production of the turkish melodrama poster, the movie posters section of eda noyan’s site provides a comprehensive background to the history of the turkish movie poster and gives information about the leading turkish poster designers, who also created the posters for foreign films.

back to turkposters site, i highly recommend the turkish vintage science fiction books section and the special section dedicated to cuneyt arkin, the unforgettable actor of the turkish cult movie.

Running towards peace

On Sunday October the 2nd, 2005

Galataport: New makeup to attract the billionaires…


A harsh plastic surgery to change the face of Istanbul and especially attract rich cruise ship passengers, is on the way: The project called

Plan your weekend ahead! Friday 23rd Sept. Events;

Time to start planning for this weekend, here are just a couple of events that are on during Friday night;

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New dining venue; IST on Istiklal.

For those who enjoy dining out at classy French look-alike bistros, I found a lovely place
on Istiklal Street down in Taksim (Beyoglu) called “IST – Istanbul, Istiklal – Cafe Patisserie Restaurant”.
This new place is a great choice for those who want to dine in style, fashionistas and socialites alike.

Don’t be fooled by the posh looks of “IST”, I found it affordable (lovely grilled chicken with various herbs and garlic, Chinese noodles and potato wedges for 10YTL). Lots of salad choices, have a look at the menu outside if you’d like to have a sneak peak at what you can expect inside.. There was a huge variety of desserts that I couldn’t stop glaring at, they looked wonderful.

Beige is the dominant color and it’s very soothing.
You can sit outside during summer and enjoy a refreshing meal whilst watching life go by on Istiklal or have dinner inside during winter in a cozy environment.

Location: Istiklal Street 10/12 Beyoglu. European side. Close to the French embassy.
Want to book in advance? : (0212) 251 79 44

mooching about

kola.jpg girl giving out free diet coke to pedestrians. each time she gives a bottle out, she mumbles “have you ever tasted anything so delicious?” the woman passing by has certainly not (the one who looks so frustrated)

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