This may be the baby's first birthday cake; her favorite things! Turkish yogurt cake with figs

Life Love Food: Turkish Yogurt Fig Cake/ Torta Turca con Yogurt e Fichi

Beautiful shot of Istiklal Caddesi, the most lively street in Istanbul, if not the world.

The Istanbul Art-Boom Bubble

Turkey-Istiklal Street in Beyoğlu, Istanbul. An elegant pedestrian-only avenue lined with beautiful century Ottoman buildings in the Neo-Classical and Art Nouveau styles.

Nice Bosphorus view (and tasty-looking salad) from the Feb '12 GQ story on Istanbul's food scene.

Alan Richman Reviews Middle Eastern Food in Instanbul

"Istanbul - Is This the Next Paris?" by Alan Richman of GQ Over the past decade, Istanbul—the mesmerizing ancient capital that straddles two continents—has boomed, restoring itself to the global stage as a portal to Asia and the new Middle East.

A little less traffic than today. Galata Bridge with view of Pera 1890-1900

Ottoman & İstanbul & 1900 yıllar [Kara-Keui (Galata) and view of Pera, Constantinople, Turkey]

A few decades ago, the Istanbul dolmus was often an American classic car! Very cool videos and photos on Turcopedia.

vintage dolmus – literally meaning ‘stuffed‘ – are a kind of shared taxi taking a set route for a fixed rate.

I've never seen this sign in Istanbul, would be a huge photo opp!

Istanbul - it's where I live, not where I visit. The very duality of its asia/europe; modern/ancient persona matches my own hybrid life of a Californian in Turkey.

One of our favorite Istanbul neighborhoods, love this old print!

Ortakoy - a Istanbul neighborhood on the waterfront of the Bosphorus filled with small cafes, hookah bars, shops & entertainment.


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