Category Archives: Food

Juice Paradise

Juice seller , Galata-İstanbul, pentax K5,  photos by ozgur ozkok

Juice seller , Galata-İstanbul, pentax K5, photos by ozgur ozkok

Baylan Pastanesi , Kadikoy

Baylan Pastanesi, Baylan Patisserie, Kadikoy-Istanbul, photos by ozgur ozkok

Baylan Pastanesi, Baylan Patisserie, Kadikoy-Istanbul, photos by ozgur ozkok

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the journey of fishes

Samatya fish market, Istanbul, pentax k5, ozgur ozkok

Samatya fish market, Istanbul, pentax k5, ozgur ozkok

Raki and fish is a sacred team for us

istanbul-samatya, ozgur ozkok

istanbul-samatya, ozgur ozkok

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street cafe at Beyoğlu

Beyoğlu-İstanbul, pentax k5, photos by ozgur ozkok

Beyoğlu-İstanbul, pentax k5, photos by ozgur ozkok

Look at our streets, look at our lives

Golden Horn , Haliç, Istanbul-Turkey,  pentax kx, photos by ozgur ozkok

Golden Horn , Haliç, Istanbul-Turkey, pentax kx, photos by ozgur ozkok

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Is eating candy at night bad ?

Beyoglu-Istanbul, pentax kx, photos by ozgur ozkok

Beyoglu-Istanbul, pentax kx, photos by ozgur ozkok

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we love kokorec :)

Kokorec shop,  Beyoglu-Istanbul, pentax kx, photos by ozgur ozkok

Kokorec shop, Beyoglu-Istanbul, pentax kx, photos by ozgur ozkok


kokorec is the small and large intestines of lamb, layered on a spit and slowly roasted. Kokorec is pulled off the spit, chopped and grilled with tomatoes and red peppers, and dusted liberally with dried oregano. Continue reading

secrets of spice bazaar

Art is everywhere

Art is everywhere

I think it is common knowledge that at some point we don´t notice beauty in our everyday surroundings. We feel stressed because of our obligations, become stony, blind and careless. We navigate daily on certain streets at certain times with certain thoughts in mind.

stunning 3D Kadikoy, Istanbul photos by Eleka Rugam-Rebane

stunning 3D Kadikoy, Istanbul photos by Eleka Rugam-Rebane

I feel that travelling abroad opens my heart, all senses are alert. I notice and process more of what I see than at home where everything seems familiar and little boring. But I am convinced that “a piece of art” always makes your day and has the same influence on people as travelling. Art is everywhere and everything. First time in Istanbul I was little confused. I didn´t have time to look for art and beauty in this city. And I couldn´t see it either because it was locked out from my mind. Now returning to Istanbul every now and then I can see beauty in this city. I equally enjoy art in museums, tea houses, galleries, mosques, on the streets. Architecture. Nature. Food. Fashion. Poetry. Music. Stories of people. You name it. It´s everywhere and it´s intertwined. Continue reading

colors of winter “corn seller”

Beyazid-İstanbul, pentax k10d, photo by ozgur ozkok

Beyazid-İstanbul, pentax k10d, photo by ozgur ozkok