Kebab… Afiyet olsun! (at Günaydın Kebap)
Seyâhatnâme (Persian: سياحت نامه, “book of travels”) is the name of a literary form and tradition whose examples can be found throughout centuries in the Middle Ages around the Islamic world, starting with the Arab travellers of the Umayyad period. In a more specific sense, the name refers to the travel notes by the Ottoman Turkish traveller Evliya Çelebi (1611–1682).
The Seyahâtnâme of Evliya Çelebi is an outstanding example of this tradition. Evliya was an Ottoman Turkish traveller, and the ten-volume Seyahâtnâme narrates his travels, starting in his native city of Constantinople and covering Anatolia, Safavid Persia, Ottoman Europe, North Africa, Austria and Cairo. Because of the value of his work, the generic term of Seyâhatnâme is often refer to Evliya Çelebi’s books in particular, as far as the Turkish language and studies are concerned.
A related genre, specific to the journeys and experiences of Ottoman ambassadors, is the sefâretnâme (سفارت نامه), whose examples were edited by their authors with a view to their presentation to the Sultan and the high administration, thus also bearing a semi-official character, although they remained of interest for the general reader as well.
(Source: Wikipedia, via rumelia)
Taken by the dept of your eyes, only to find the light that make me alive…
In harmony with nature and the world… hope it will be an inspiration for those who destroy nature.
Messner Mountain Museum Corones (MMM Corones), Italy by Zaha Hadid Architects
Zaha Hadid Architects will design the sixth and fi nal Messner Mountain Museum at Plan de Corones, South Tyrol, Italy. In collaboration with Reinhold Messner, one of the world’s most renowned mountaineers, as well as Kronplatz, the largest ski resort in the region, the Messner Mountain Museum (MMM Corones) is embedded within Mount Kronplatz.
“Located at the top of Mount Kronplatz with its unique views of the Dolomites, MMM Corones is the fi nal piece in my series of mountain museums. Dedicated to the great rock faces of the world, the museum will focus on the discipline of mountaineering,“ explains Reinhold Messner.
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The clock was given as a present from Ottoman community to the people of Mexico on September 22nd, 1910, as part of the celebrations of the first one hundred years of Mexican Independence from Spain. The plaque on the tower reads "La Colona Otomana a Mexico. Septembre de 1910."
Empire State lost behind snow… #newyork #empirestate #snow (at 1350 Broadway)
Snow, wet and cold few hours spent in NY before taking the flight back to Istanbul… #newyork #snow #blackandwhite (at Herald Square)
Throwback… Eiffel Tower from an unconventional angle. (at École Militaire)
This one goes to all my diplomat friends who might be bored of their dark coloured suits and ties. :) Early 20th century Ottoman diplomat.
Bir Osmanlı elçilik görevlisi. - 1907
Saying goodbye to the beautiful Mexico… Already! :(
Moon hidden behind palm trees and clouds
some stamps from the Ottoman era Balkans (Macedonia and Western Thrace) from top to bottom: Gumulcine (Komotini), Florina, Iskece (Xanthi), Dedeagac (Aleksandroupoli)
A lovely walk in the white parks of Ankara.