There is nothing beyond good weather, beautiful landscape and close friendship. The fisherman and the tallyman enjoying backgammon on a cold morning in Istanbul. They do not care about the daily struggles of a modern man. I envy them.
Fuji Neopan 1600 (shot iso800)
Process by Tecno Photo
Self scan with Epson V500
January 2013 Istanbul
I make photo walks, even in the coldest day taking a photo makes my heart warm. Composing a daily street scenes with details is my aim. Mirror of a sleeping Vespa is the center of attention as the snowflakes act like a curtain behind my vision. The old woman walking slowly is out of focus, you may think that no one cares for her anymore. There is actually a bike tied on top of the balcony she is passing by. I have to admit, the city I live is absurd.
Hope you had great entrance to 2013!
What did I do today?
I have walked on a red carpet.
What di I ate today?
I ate a winter soup.
Previous week when I was in Istanbul, I have visited the old town. In proximity to the spice bazaar was the cities luckiest lottery ticket kiosk. It may be the luckiest lottery booth in the world. It’s certainly one of the most popular. In the heart of Istanbul’s historic Eminönü district, the Nimet Abla lottery kiosk has become so renowned for producing regular winners that it has become a magnet for the punters.
Melek Nimet Özden founded the kiosk, lending it both her name and her luck. Nimet Abla (“Big sister Nimet”) started selling lottery tickets in 1928, and after she won the big new year’s lottery draw in 1931 her shop earned nationwide fame as the luckiest lottery booth in Turkey.
The Nimet Abla kiosk in the Eminönü district of Istanbul accounts for one in 10 lottery tickets sold in Turkey.
Well, the crazy queue in front of Nimet Abla discouraged us so we walked a little far to try our luck with Bahcekapi, the famous branch (also so-called lucky) of the national lottery (Milli Piyango). So the question is what will I do if I win 20 million Euros?
Read more about Nimet Abla here
Exploring the culinary backstreets of Istanbul.