It’s been a while since we’ve been to Istanbul. Mainly because my passport expired and it took me ages to renew it. Well, I finally have my new passport in my hand, and I am ready for my yearly dose of this amazing city.
We live in Sofia, Bulgaria, and Istanbul is really just a throw away. Still, the scope and the absolutely fascinating magnitute of this unique city keeps astonishing me every time I am there. There is always something new that I have never seen, streets (even ones in the centre) that I’ve never walked, new traditional food I’ve never tasted. And it never stops.
Did you know that Istanbul grows by 100 new streets every year? How amazing is this?
These are just some of my favourite pics from our last trip there. The paintings are from a fantastic exhibition taking place at one of Istanbul’s (hence probably one of Europe’s) largest malls. The curator did not let us take photos of course, but I just couldn’t resist. Tulips are my favourite flowers, while dervishes are one of my absolutely most preferred art objects. I have about a dozen dervishes at home, at a different stage of twirling, embellishing walls, cupboards and working desks. And as per the tulips, I just couldn’t get enough of the deep and so moving purple of this colour, and the black centre. I was literally hypnotized.
The veal…. Oh that was the best veal I had ever tasted. And I have spent quite a lot of time in Argentina, mind you. It will take a while to transfer the feeling of this magnificent taste to you, so I’ll just let your mouths water in peace.
And the last one is Marylin. No comment needed here. It embellished the floor of a hip night bar on the last floor of a residential building in central Istanbul, near Taksim square. Fantastic cocktails and lots of red velvet and, of course, Marylin.
Istanbul, we can’t wait to see you again.