The Terraces of Istanbul …

And if you feel like going to Istanbul, do not go without the best guide for the city’s best terraces: THE TERRACES OF ISTANBUL A subjective guide By Dimonah & Mehmet Iksel with photographs by Miguel Flores-Vianna Published by Iksel & Flores-Vianna It can be ordered online here on : AMAZON.co.uk Enjoy and bon voyage!

Heaven on High! …

Check out the December anniversary issue of The World of Interiors! ‘Heaven on High’ – a story on a beautiful, hidden Russian Orthodox church in Karaköy in Istanbul. Photography: Miguel Flores-Vianna. Text: Patrick Legant the December issue:

Hidden Treasure Karaköy – and Ben Affleck …

Karaköy is by now probably a name familiar to the readers of this blog. It is a wonderful, charming district of Istanbul right by the Bosphorus and on the edge of Galata. I wrote about this wonderful little treasure in November last year and followed up with another post in January. I guess one can … Continue reading

The Ultimate Palace …

Today I discovered the probably biggest non-secret in Istanbul – the Basilica Cistern. It is described in every guide and has been recommended to me several times – but did I ever manage to go? No. So, today was the day and I went – and it is indeed something very special. It is a … Continue reading

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