A Fountain at the
There is a fountain at every corner in Istanbul. And a real Istanbuller is like a fountain at the corner. Feel free to enjoy some
Fountain is only a reason,
We want muhabbet
That’s our prison.
Examine the fountains of Istanbul, and you will get more than you can get from the books.
This column intends to be a fountain at a corner. Hope you may find some muhabbet; talking to your heart’s content.
Overlooking the Bosphorus up from a hill of Asia, people may overlook the real stories of the Istanbullers. What can an Istanbuller see beyond the blue waters of the Straits? Come on, join me, it’s like a day dreaming…
Watching Europe enjoy a glass of tea
Watching Asia sip a glass of wine
Fishing between the two continents
Sailing between the two cultures; The East and The West
Mixing in a melting pot of its own; ‘potato salad type’
Potatoes, beans, onions, olives and others; they do preserve their identity
And together they form a unique blend.
And they give up their personalities;
Where potato smashes the others; a crush of civilizations
Here people mix, in Istanbul pot.
Wining in Europe and Dining in Asia D'Aronco
Shadows of Chinese tones on Turkish tiles
Turquoise; the passionate kiss of Iran green with Byzantine blue
And the rhythmic combination of Afghan red
Iznik Tiles and Turkish coffee after a full dinner; no regrets for my belly!
Four thousand years in one step
Four religions at one square
American education in the high school
Friends educated in France
Relatives working in Germany
Working in a multi national company
Military service in the Eastern Turkey with Armenians and Kurds in the same dormitory
A Kiwi e-girl friend who lives in London
A little bit Muslim
A little bit this, and a little bit that
All around. Harem - Topkapi
I am a Istanbuller.
Welcome to my city!
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