Monthly Archives: September 2012

to share same horizon

boat trip, Eminönü-İstanbul, photos by ozgur ozkok

boat trip, Eminönü-İstanbul, 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 Middle East Needs Peace not War

Kadikoy-Istanbul, photos by ozgur ozkok

Kadikoy-Istanbul, photos by ozgur ozkok


a Saturday afternoon, held a protest against the war in Syria

Kadikoy-Istanbul, photos by ozgur ozkok

Kadikoy-Istanbul, photos by ozgur ozkok


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heroes of avenue “Vogue Fashion’s Night Out 2012”

 

Vogue Fashion's Night Out 2012, Bağdat Caddesi,  İstanbul, photos by ozgur ozkok

Vogue Fashion’s Night Out 2012, Bağdat Caddesi, İstanbul, photos by ozgur ozkok

some photos from this  colorful night at Bagdat Avenue

Vogue Fashion's Night Out 2012, Bağdat Caddesi,  İstanbul, photos by ozgur ozkok

Vogue Fashion’s Night Out 2012, Bağdat Caddesi, İstanbul, photos by ozgur ozkok

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It must be love … “Christel De Preter”

It must be love …

When I booked another citytrip to Istanbul, my friends asked me: ‘What is it with you and Istanbul?’
At first, I didn’t really know how to answer that question exactly so I started with: it’s its culture, its  present and its past, its colors, it’s the people, it’s the food, it’s the atmosphere, it’s the sun shining on the Bosphorus, it’s the moon rising on a clear night, it’s the smell of the spices at the Egyptian Bazaar, it’s simply …. magic. A thousand words wouldn’t have been enough to describe how I feel about Istanbul but there is only one word that is universal and which everybody understands so I finally said: it must be love. I fell in love with the city a few years ago and it was love at first sight.

Istanbul photos by Christel De Preter

Istanbul photos by Christel De Preter

I’m not much of a photographer, but this year I was determined to capture some of Istanbul’s lovely colors. I hope, you readers, enjoy them as much as I did. But it would even be better if you would just go out there and find out for yourself! As I said: there just aren’t enough words to describe all the sensations you feel when you visit this city. And neither will the pictures (I think I should apply for a
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long live TKP :) #tkp92yasinda

1 Mayis 2010, Taksim-Istanbul,  photos by ozgur ozkok

1 Mayis 2010, Taksim-Istanbul, photos by ozgur ozkok

The Communist Party of Turkey (Turkish: Türkiye Komünist Partisi, TKP) was founded by Mustafa Suphi on September 10, 1920. Today is the birthday :)

31 Mart 2012, Kadikoy-Istanbul, photos by ozgur ozkok

31 Mart 2012, Kadikoy-Istanbul, photos by ozgur ozkok

Thinking of you
is a beautiful thing
a hopeful thing
a thing like hearing
the most beautiful song
from the world’s most beautiful voice…
But hope no longer is enough for me
I no longer want to hear the song—
I want to sing it…

September 30, 1945 , Nazim Hikmet

1 Mayis 2012, Taksim-İstanbul , photos by ozgur ozkok

1 Mayis 2012, Taksim-İstanbul , photos by ozgur ozkok

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old houses of Heybeliada

Heybeliada-İstanbul, pentax k5, photos by ozgur ozkok

Heybeliada-İstanbul, pentax k5, photos by ozgur ozkok

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I am learning drumming “fingers of Beyoğlu”

Beyoğlu-İstanbul, pentax k5, photos by ozgur ozkok

Beyoğlu-İstanbul, pentax k5, photos by ozgur ozkok