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Santorini, Athens and Apostol Triangle

Bu tarafından 27 Eyl 2012 bölümünde yayınlandı. 0 yorum

Santorini, Athens and Apostol Triangle

Trips to other countries are already exciting, and usually something happens that excites me even further. With this one, I realized that wandering idle gives angels of luck a chance to do their job. If it was up to me I would walk according to map from point to point; but my wife wanted to get lost, so we ended up with a pleasant discovery. But I have to flashback 5 days earlier and go back to Santorini to tell the complete story.   [nrelate-related]   While in Oia we entered many...

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London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony

Bu tarafından 24 Ağu 2012 bölümünde yayınlandı. 0 yorum

London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony

Every Olympics opening ceremony is unique and should not be compared to others as some commentators have done.  As for the London 2012 opening ceremony I thought it was awe-inspiring and I watched avidly with a full range of emotions culminating in tears when I saw the Olympic Cauldron lit and come together in such a beautifully simple but highly symbolic fashion. Tears streaming down my face, I contemplated that If only all the world’s nations could do the same and start to love each...

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Natural History Museum

Bu tarafından 1 Ağu 2012 bölümünde yayınlandı. 0 yorum

Natural History Museum

History of this museum depends on the collection that British Government purchased from Sir Hans Sloane in the early 18th century. At that time, the collection is placed to the British Museum’s building. This collection did not last long and disappeared in time due to the ignorance and recklessness of the museum staff. But it still served to inspire a section on natural history.In time additions were made to the collection in the British Museum. And when the Natural History section of the...

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Royal Albert Hall

Bu tarafından 1 Ağu 2012 bölümünde yayınlandı. 0 yorum

Royal Albert Hall

Sometimes Europe is called as “Old Continent”. As you may guess this phrase is not referring the geological age of the continent, it is related as the seniority of the “civilized” human life on it. While I’m traviling in the old cities of the old continent, I always try to visit the buildings which are symbol of this old civilization. When I was planning my London travel, one of the first place come to my mind was Royal Albert Hall. The structure which has the leading role on the...

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Santa Maria del Mar

Bu tarafından 1 Ağu 2012 bölümünde yayınlandı. 0 yorum

Santa Maria del Mar

Santa Maria del Mar may not be the most important structure of Barcelona but it is the beloved church of the city which is still in use. It can be translated like St. Mary by the Sea. The name “by the Sea” is no more relevant today, but it gives an idea about the whereabout of the sea in 14th century.   After I returned to Turkey I made some search and learn that, the work for the church began in 1320’s and ended in 1383. In the middle ages 60 years for such a construction is...

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Museum fur Naturkunde

Bu tarafından 31 Tem 2012 bölümünde yayınlandı. 0 yorum

Museum fur Naturkunde

In my childhood I used to think that there are two kinds of museums: The ones with remnants of ancient civilizations and others with dinosaur skeletons. Without this topics a museum should not be a museum. It is easy to understand why I have the opinion of the first type, I’ ve been to Anatolian Civilizations Museum in primary school. But I don’t know why I limited the other museums only to dinosaurs. I was not lucky to see a dinosaur in my childhood and teenage years  but finally I had a...

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Mercado Central

Bu tarafından 31 Tem 2012 bölümünde yayınlandı. 0 yorum

Mercado Central

In early April of 2011, I visited Valencia with my family. This trip was initially a business trip so unlike my habits I didn’t do much search before coming. After arrival it became clear that we have one full day to explore Valencia. So we looked what we can do.In fact, I’d never noticed Mercado Central. Maybe you have seen before, there are articles in newspapers that lists “Ten Best Places to Visit”. My mother saw such an article and take it with her. We saw the market place in...

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Mateu in El Palmar

Bu tarafından 31 Tem 2012 bölümünde yayınlandı. 0 yorum

Mateu in El Palmar

One of the most famous Spanish dish is paella. Similar to Turkish pilav main ingredient is rice but this one is a dish in itself, not an accompanist. Some regions in Turkey different ingredients are added in pilav, but so far I have not seen such a rich pilav in Turkish cuisine. [nrelate-related] In tourist zones, as we all know, one can not go beyond to eat a bad example of real “special dish”.  We experienced this, one more time in Barcelona so in Valencia we did not want to take risks....

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Jüdisch Museum

Bu tarafından 31 Tem 2012 bölümünde yayınlandı. 0 yorum

Jüdisch Museum

I already knew that, Germans are very successful in museums, but Jüdisch Museum was still impressed me when I see it. First, the architecture of the building is very different and special, I can’t go on without mentioning it.Architect Daniel Libeskind designed the base of the building as a transformed version of the Star of David. Disturbing angles of the lines at the base continues at the other walls so that a person can not feel peaceful and comfortable inside the building. Thanks to the...

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Henry Sotherans’

Bu tarafından 31 Tem 2012 bölümünde yayınlandı. 0 yorum

Henry Sotherans’

There is a treasure in 2, Sackville Street amidst all the turmoil of the Piccadilly region in London. Henry Sotheran’s is an incomparable bookshop to a bibliophile. To find this place by pure luck was a good surprise for me. I guess have a blessing from someone …Established in 1761 at York, Henry Sotheran Limited, holds the title of being the world’s oldest antique book dealer. Until 1815 they stay in York and then moved in to London. In 1936, they moved to their address in...

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J. P. Guivier

Bu tarafından 30 Tem 2012 bölümünde yayınlandı. 0 yorum

J. P. Guivier

Probably you already know this from other articles on my web page but let me say it again: I started to learn cello in an adult age. When I was in London I haven’t planned to see a string shop but during a concert I saw several ads of shops in city. So, why not, I thought. The other day I was around Marlyebone and remembered that, I’m pretty close to Bishop Strings and decided to see it. In Turkey we don’t have specialized string shops, so we don’t have a chance to deal expert...

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Gewandhaus

Bu tarafından 30 Tem 2012 bölümünde yayınlandı. 0 yorum

Gewandhaus

Some places become synonym with the city its built in. When you remember one, the other one automatically comes to mind. I think Leipzig and Gewandhaus has such a relationship. With its 270 year old history, Gewandhaus made a significant contribution to Leipzig’s important position in the classical music world. In fact my reason to visit Leipzig was to listen a concert.   [nrelate-related]   In 1743, 16 merchants come together and has established “Grand Concert” a...

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Deutsches Historisches Museum

Bu tarafından 30 Tem 2012 bölümünde yayınlandı. 0 yorum

Deutsches Historisches Museum

As usual, let me start with the building. This building is built as arsenal and it is one of the most important baroque building in Berlin. Walls of the inner hall of the building is decorated with the painful faces of dying soldiers. The designs are not story of heroisms; just the vivid and realistic expressions in moment of death.   [nrelate-related]   In 1848, during a rebellion, Berliners hoping to join the revolution, tried to enter building to find ammo. As a result many have...

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Deutsche Technik Museum

Bu tarafından 30 Tem 2012 bölümünde yayınlandı. 0 yorum

Deutsche Technik Museum

In January 2011, when I had a chance to make a trip to Berlin, I decided to devote this trip to museums. And while looking to the list, the first one draw my attention was Deutsche Technikmuseum. This is maybe because I graduated from Istanbul Teknik Universitesi, an university for engineering education. And indeed the first day I go to see that museum and liked it very much.   [nrelate-related]   Germany has always been an active force and one of the main reasons for this is the high...

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Camp Nou

Bu tarafından 30 Tem 2012 bölümünde yayınlandı. 0 yorum

Camp Nou

If you ask to the people around the world, “What is Barcelona?” the answer of the majority would probably be “football team”. This football Club has become synonymous with the City and the things it represents so much that, even the residents of the city may give this answer. Their slogan “More than just a club” fits into place. The meaning of this Club, for Catalan people, does really means more than just a club.   As a football country, in Spain, football...

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LOTR Chess Set – Black Army

Bu tarafından 12 Tem 2012 bölümünde yayınlandı. 2 yorum

LOTR Chess Set – Black Army

While working on the Black Army set up, I tried to gather together the “Worst” characters ever. Of course there were some restrictions, but the end result was a really bad team: [nrelate-related] King: Eaglemoss naturally used Sauron in Set 1 for the King, so do I. In fact, considering the logic of chess, he is better suited than Gandalf, because he rather sits at home unlike the Gandalf who has sword in hand and hurry to next Battle.Queen: I think if this chess set is prepared depending...

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LOTR Chess Set – White Army

Bu tarafından 12 Tem 2012 bölümünde yayınlandı. 0 yorum

LOTR Chess Set – White Army

Obviously my preference of White Army mainly depends on the characters of the fellowship. Primarily I tried to place that main characters to the appropriate positions on the chessboard and then choose other pieces considering both logic of chess and the importance of them in the book. Here are my choices: [nrelate-related] King: Eaglemoss used Aragorn as King in the Set 1, but I chose Gandalf. Because Gandalf was the mightiest of the “good” ones leader of them. For this reason he is better...

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Eaglemoss – Lord of the Rings Chess Set

Bu tarafından 12 Tem 2012 bölümünde yayınlandı. 0 yorum

Eaglemoss – Lord of the Rings Chess Set

For many people Lord of the Rings is just a book or movie, but it is a philosophy for me. Not only the war of good against evil is told but also industrialization against hand labor, metal against nature, the struggle of hope against terror. In this sense, you can feel the difficulty in your life in a different way which Sam, Gimli, or an ordinary Gondor soldier has experienced. So LOTR is a concept in my life and I’m not complaining it. And sometimes I find a new way to bring it to my...

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