Monthly Archives: November 2011

abdulla’s lights

Before we went away I spent a few posts going on about ‘trends’ but one of them that I failed to mention was ‘statement lighting’. Now, I think this lighting constellation in the Abdulla shop certainly makes the cut.  It’s just so intense.  Up close … Continue reading

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galatasaray

On the other hand, there is this side to Istanbul – whole parts of the city that are very European in style, Paris-inspired and the product of 19thC Istanbul’s elite’s taste for European archecture in particular.  Makes now for a compelling … Continue reading

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abdulla

Still in my air-head state of mind and loving this shop front also in the Grand Bazaar ! I especially like the mass of lights in the centre of the darkened interior.  Reminds me of the great swirl of lights in the … Continue reading

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caps in a window

I am obviously not in the mood for examining the gravitas of Istanbul at the moment !  I’m drawn instead to this image I took  of a collection of wool caps in a window in a little shop down one … Continue reading

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a wall in istanbul

Back again and doors open ! There was a school near the hotel that we stayed in in Istanbul and they had put this up on their wall.  Gorgeous, eh?  In a city with as much gravitas as Istanbul we thought … Continue reading

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