Istanbul In Between
Where two continents collide, Istanbul is a beautiful city that exemplifies both tradition and modernity. Walking along the tramway from Taksim Square to Ataturk Bridge, you can see a vibrant city life. Yet, the unique architecture of mosques and fajr prayers every morning constantly remind us that we are visiting a country with vastly different culture.
One of my favorite visits is the Museum of Innoncence, created by the Nobel-winning novelist Orhan Pamuk. He collected and meticulously arranged ‘real’ objects as companion to his touching love story.
“In poetically well built museums, formed from the heart's compulsions, we are consoled not by finding in them old objects that we love, but by losing all sense of time.”