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111 Places in Istanbul That You Must Not Miss

111 Places in Istanbul That You Must Not Miss

By (author) Marcus X. Schmid

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  • 111 lesser-known and surprising tourist attractions to be found in Istanbul
  • A melting pot of cultures and a meeting point of continents
  • Features interesting and unusual places not found in traditional travel guides
  • Part of the international 111 Places/Shops series with over 650 titles and 3.8 million copies in print worldwide
Full Description
Istanbul is being transformed at full speed; it is a melting pot of cultures and a meeting point of continents. The city has already shed the skin of its history and invented itself anew numerous times, and perhaps this is now taking place again. To comprehend Istanbul, one must understand its history. Whoever strolls through its quarters today will constantly catch a glimpse of its history, tiny stones of a mosaic on which the inhabitants of Istanbul have been working for centuries and which will never be finished because they are constantly reinventing not only their city, but themselves. This book deals with 111 unusual mosaic stones from yesterday, today and tomorrow - some of which glow in colourful splendour, while others emanate an uncanny fragrance.
About the Author

Marcus X. Schmid, born in Switzerland in 1950, is the author of a number of travel books and works as a translator. He has been visiting Istanbul regularly since 1981, and is fascinated by the hectic development of this metropolis - but also by its history, traces of which he finds at every stop, as well as by the manifold culinary spectrum to be found on the Bosporus. Haluk Uluhan, born in 1956, lives in Istanbul and has been an impassioned photographer of people and landscapes in his homeland for 35 years. As a professional travel guide, he gets around a lot, affording him opportunities to explore Turkey and Istanbul through the lens of his camera, with ever-changing perspectives.

Specifications
Publisher
Emons Verlag
ISBN
9783954514236
Published
24th Sep 2014
Binding
Paperback / softback
Territory
World excluding Germany and Austria
Size
204 mm x 134 mm
Pages
240 Pages
Illustrations
115 color
Name of series
111 Places/Shops
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