Emperor Constantine may have seen the seven hills of Istanbul as an omen for the new Rome and a handy defensive feature, but today, Istanbul’s highest points are coveted by bar and nightclub owners
The fall of the Ottoman Empire was not a pretty one. Weakened for centuries, it spend the last few decades of its life as “the sick man of Europe.” Nevertheless, it still found beauty in art, especially in architecture,
The artifacts of lost love crowd many a back drawer or trunks in closets—old letters, photos, half-burnt candles, empty perfume bottles, cinema tickets. For some, like Kemal Basmacı, it’s a life consuming obsession.