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Pedestrian Spaces Bring Istanbul to Life

Categories: Travel

A wall of faces engulf me as I enter the heart of istanbul's Beyoglu area, whose street Istiklal Caddisi is the pedestrian artery of the city. Istanbul, a city known for its rich and layered history, has been designated the 2010 European Union Capital of Culture. The crowded streets, the sweet aroma of hookah smoke wafting in the air, the crackle of backgammon dice hitting the board, little children with rusty scales telling your weight for a few coins, and  bright red trams ... Read More

Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia Shines Anew

Categories: Design

Istanbul...the name conjures images of an exotic eastern metropolis. This city sizzles with modern flair but has roots stretching deep into a glorious past. Istanbul has been named the European Capital of Culture For 2010. Restoration is almost complete on one of Istanbul's most famous cultural attractions, the Hagia Sophia. It's a world treasure, one of the oldest and biggest churches in Christendom. In fact, it was the largest enclosed space until Saint Peters in Rome was completed centuries later. No longer a church ... Read More