Monthly Archives: February 2015

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It is easy to miss the German Fountain in Istanbul, take it for any other Ottoman fountain, yet another historical building relatively insignificant amongst many surrounding majestic buildings. Yet on close inspection one notices something is amiss. For example you notice the German inscriptions instead of ones in the Arabic alphabet. Even when you know it is a gift from …

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Those who venture into Altıyol district in Kadıköy may be surprised to see a bronze bull standing in the middle of a junction. The district itself takes the name from the junction (literally: 6-ways) which used to be a very busy junction before the Bahariye direction was pedestrianized. To the unquestioning eye it may look like a beautiful yet insignificant …

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