Saturday, April 14, 2007

Istanbul as written up by Der Spiegel

"If the city speaks of defeat, destruction, deprivation, melancholy and poverty, the Bosporus sings of life, pleasure and happiness".
Orhan Pamuk, on Istanbul

Der Spiegel have an excellent article on Istanbul here.

Note: the photograph is a Reuters image that came from the 'East Meets West in Istanbul' photo gallery here


AnnieElf said...

I'm reading Orhan Pamuk's "Snow" right now. I feel like I am taking yet another step into unknown worlds. I look forward to reading the link you have here.

woman wandering said...

Hi Annie Elf, I've been meaning to read 'Snow' but have been reading his 'Istanbul' forever .. dipping in and out of it whenever I needed an Istanbul fix.

I hope you enjoy him :)