Hotel Darussaade Istanbul
Travel Blogs from Istanbul
... subject from rural to city, and increased experimentation with mixed media.
One of my favourite exhibits was the multi-screen video projection, "Women Who Wear Wigs" (1999) by Kutlug Ataman. She does four documentary-style interviews with women who used wigs to counter repression in the 1990s. The first woman ...
... and that is where the protesting took place. Here are a couple of photos of that area as well.
And with our walk back to the hotel, Mary and I brought our sightseeing to a close.
When Elaine, Eve and Leroy returned to the hotel the five of us celebrated our trip with a picnic dinner in Eve and Leroy's room. Then it was time to think about packing up...tomorrow morning we leave for Brussels!
... and a visit to the the point where Asia meets Europe at the Bosphorus. From this point onwards, long story short, the night ended in socializing through nightlife scenes as I cruised through Istanbul and finally headed back to my hotel to rest on my bed to sounds of the Marmara sea crashing on the shore in my backyard.Waking up today, I am having breakfast to the sights of Asia on the horizon and life feels blessed. Good morning world. Goodnight ...
... on the approximate one and a half hours of sleep I had gotten on the way. To kill time I decided to go for a walk. It was around six, so I was hoping for the whole ‘Istanbul waking up’-vibe. I guess I did get exactly that, but since everything was still closed, the waking city was about as charming as anybody else who just groggily rolled out of bed.
In the afternoon I tried again. Together with a group of Dutch girls I met in the ...
... never felt rushed to see everything. Ephesus is really incredible. In many ways, it felt like being back at the Roman forum in Italy or Bath, England, which I visited just last summer. I find it rather incredible that an ancient society managed to be so skilled in engineering and consistent in their designs across an empire. Of course, there was a major Greek influence, but that only added to my being impressed.
One fact ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking