Category Archives: Galata

SALT

SALT is a not-for-profit institution founded by Garanti Bank. It opened in April 2011. SALT located across two buildings: SALT Galata and SALT Beyoğlu.

SALT Galata originally designed as 19th century Imperial Ottoman Bank headquarters by Alexandre Vallaury. SALT Galata houses a specialized, public library and archive; spaces dedicated to research, workshops, an exhibition and conference hall; as well as the Ottoman Bank Museum.

I have been to SALT Galata for a project named UrbanCloud. We modeled Gedikpaşa and basically we asked questions to city, we defined problems of Gedikpaşa. SALT Galata has a fascinating atmosphere so I took some photos inside building during project.

Juice Paradise

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

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

Galata Mevlevihanesi

Galata mevlevihanesi, Mevlevi house , Galata-istanbul

Galata mevlevihanesi, Mevlevi house , Galata-istanbul

streets and faces of Galata

Galata-İstanbul, pentax k10d, photos by ozgur ozkok

Galata-İstanbul, pentax k10d, photos by ozgur ozkok

street art

Turkish style on a budget “art shops”

Galata-İstanbul, pentax k10d, photos by ozgur ozkok

Galata-İstanbul, pentax k10d, photos by ozgur ozkok

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

beauty details

Galata-İstanbul, pentax k10d, photos by ozgur ozkok

Galata-İstanbul, pentax k10d, photos by ozgur ozkok

Last laundry days of winter

Galata-Istanbul,  pentax k10d, photos by ozgur ozkok

Galata-Istanbul, pentax k10d, photos by ozgur ozkok

Galata, Bereketzade Ali Efendi Camii

Bereketzade Camii, Bereketzade Mosque, Galata-Istanbul, pentax k10d, photos by ozgur ozkok

Bereketzade Camii, Bereketzade Mosque, Galata-Istanbul, pentax k10d, photos by ozgur ozkok

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