Blue Guide Istanbul

Blue Guide Istanbul

Here is the long-awaited new edition, with coverage of all major monuments and details on how to get around, food, and accommodations.

Author: John Freely

Publisher: Blue Guides

ISBN: 1905131402

Category: Travel

Page: 352

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Here is the long-awaited new edition, with coverage of all major monuments and details on how to get around, food, and accommodations.
Categories: Travel

The Art of Exile

The Art of Exile

I received a very positive response from A. and C. Black, publishers of the Blue Guides, and so over the mid-year break I flew to London to ... Paul offered me a contract to write the Blue Guide Istanbul, which I accepted immediately.

Author: John Freely

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780857729873

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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By the time he was six, John Freely had crossed the Atlantic four times. His childhood was spent on the mean streets of 1930s Brooklyn, where he scavenged for junk to sell and borrowed money for books; his first love being Homer's Odyssey. He was 15 when Japan attacked Pearl Harbor and 17 when he enlisted in the US Navy and embarked on the first great adventure of his life: joining a clandestine unit that helped the Kuomintang fight the Japanese. He served for two years, 96 days in combat and a total of 344 days overseas, which sparked a lifelong passion for travel. Returning home after the war, Freely fell in love with a beautiful girl who sang the blues. His own Penelope. Together they signed a blood pact to spend their life travelling the world. This unforgettable memoir takes the reader from the streets of New York to the corridors of provincial campus life; from World War II in the Pacific to the shores of the Bosphorus and from Ancient Troy to the isles of Dionysus and Ariadne. It is the story of a remarkable odyssey that has spanned nine decades, several continents and one great love.And still the odyssey continues, "as I ponder the meaning of an Ithaka and of exile as an art that takes a lifetime to master. "
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Istanbul

Istanbul

... Rose, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Istanbul (Dorling Kindersley, London: 2011) Freely, John, Companion Guide to Istanbul and Around the Marmara (Boydell and Brewer, New York: 2000) Freely, John, Istanbul (Blue Guide Ltd, ...

Author: Richard Tillinghast

Publisher: Haus Publishing

ISBN: 9781909961159

Category: Travel

Page: 340

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With its varied and glorious history, Istanbul remains one of the world’s perennially fascinating cities. Richard Tillinghast, who first visited Istanbul in the early 1960s and has watched it transform over the decades into a vibrant metropolis, explores its rich art and architecture, culture, cuisine, and much more in this book. Istanbul was known in Byzantine times as the “Queen of Cities” and to the Ottoman Turks as the “Abode of Felicity.” Steeped in Istanbul’s history, Tillinghast takes his readers on a voyage of discovery through this storied cultural hub, and he is as comfortable talking about Byzantine mosaics and dervish ceremonies as Iznik ceramics and the imperial mosques. His lyrical writing brings Istanbul alive on the page as he accompanies readers to cafés, palaces, and taverns, perfectly conjuring the atmospheric delights, sounds, and senses of the city. Illuminating Istanbul’s great buildings with tales that bring Ottoman and Byzantine history to life, Tillinghast is adept at discovering both what the city remembers and what it chooses to forget.
Categories: Travel

An Armchair Traveller s History of Istanbul

An Armchair Traveller s History of Istanbul

... Rose, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Istanbul (Dorling Kindersley, London: 2011) Freely, John, Companion Guide to Istanbul and Around the Marmara (Boydell and Brewer, New York: 2000) Freely, John, Istanbul (Blue Guide Ltd, ...

Author: Richard Tillinghast

Publisher: Haus Publishing

ISBN: 9781907822506

Category: Travel

Page: 368

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The author is an old Istanbul hand who has seen it change over the years from a provincial backwater to today's vibrant metropolis. With Tillinghast as a guide through Istanbul's cafés, mosques and palaces, and along its streets and waterways, readers will feel at home both in the Constantinople of bygone days and on the streets of the modern town.
Categories: Travel

Just As Well I m Leaving

Just As Well I m Leaving

Freely, John: Blue Guide City Guide Istanbul, London 2000. Freely, John: Galata: A Guide to Istanbul's Old Genoese Quarter, Istanbul 2000. Gallico, Sonia: Vatican, Rome 1999. Grønbech, Bo: H.C. Andersen, Copenhagen 1980.

Author: Michael Booth

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781446485798

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

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'The next Bill Bryson.’ New York Times Having been dragged against his will to live in Denmark, Michael Booth discovered one of the great secrets of travel literature - Andersen's A Poet's Bazaar - a fascinating travelogue through a Europe on the cusp of revolution, by an author who invented children's literature. He discovered, too, his chance to escape Denmark. In 1840 Andersen was also desperate to flee, writing as he sailed: 'It is just as well I am leaving, my soul is unwell!' In Germany he was enraptured both by steam travel and the fiery Franz Liszt. In sultry Naples this latent bisexual wrestled with his erotic demons before travelling to Athens (little more than a village), seeing the dervishes dance in Istanbul, and sailing home up the Danube. Booth follows him every step of the way, reflecting on Andersen's life, work and pathological self-obsession, encountering his own cast of characters, from an accommodating Hamburg prostitute to a bemused Danish Ambassador to the first ever female dervish, who whisks him off to meet her guru.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Monuments and Memory Made and Unmade

Monuments and Memory  Made and Unmade

Surely the most handsome book ever to be published on Hagia Sophia is Cyril Mango , Hagia Sophia : A Vision for Empires ( Istanbul : Ertuğ and Kocabiyik ... E.g. , John Freely , Blue Guide : Istanbul ( New York : W.W. Norton , 1988 ) .

Author: Robert S. Nelson

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226571572

Category: Art

Page: 345

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Examining how monuments preserve memory, these essays demonstrate how phenomena as diverse as ancient drum towers in China and ritual whale killings in the Pacific Northwest serve to represent and negotiate time.
Categories: Art

Anderson s Travel Companion

Anderson   s Travel Companion

Everyman Guide Istanbul 1993 ✓ Cadogan Guide Turkey Dana Facaros and Michael Pauls 1993 (1986) ✓ Fodor's Turkey 1993 ✓ Blue Guide Istanbul John Freely 1987 ✓ The Companion Guide to Turkey John Freely 1989 (1979) ✓ Introduction to ...

Author: Compiled by Sarah Anderson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351958394

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 584

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A selection of the best in travel writing, with both fiction and non-fiction presented together, this companion is for all those who like travelling, like to think about travelling, and who take an interest in their destination. It covers guidebooks as well as books about food, history, art and architecture, religion, outdoor activities, illustrated books, autobiographies, biographies and fiction and lists books both in and out of print. Anderson's Travel Companion is arranged first by continent, then alphabetically by country and then by subject, cross-referenced where necessary. There is a separate section for guidebooks and comprehensive indexes. Sarah Anderson founded the Travel Bookshop in 1979 and is also a journalist and writer on travel subjects. She is known by well-known travel writers such as Michael Palin and Colin Thubron. Michael Palin chose her bookshop as his favourite shop and Colin Thubron and Geoffrey Moorhouse, among others, made suggestions for titles to include in the Travel Companion.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Istanbul Surroundings Travel Adventures

Istanbul   Surroundings Travel Adventures

Splendours of the Bosphorus: Houses and Palaces of Istanbul, Chris Hellier and Francesco Venturi. ... A beautiful, if expensive, coffee table book with mesmerizing photography. ... Blue Guide Turkey, Bernard McDonagh.

Author: Samantha Lafferty

Publisher: Hunter Publishing, Inc

ISBN: 9781588437358

Category: Travel

Page: 155

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The second you land in Istanbul two things hit you: how vast it is and how chaotic. The cauldron of noise builds in the morning with the first call to prayer. As the city springs to life, ferries and tankers weave their way across the Bosphorus Strait from Asia to Europe and traffic chokes the streets. Hundreds of fishermen line the Galata Bridge in search of their daily catch to sell in cafés nestled below, while seagulls swoop and squall. At the end of the bridge, locals crush into the dark passageways at Eminönü's spice market and along the warrens of the Grand Bazaar for another day of haggling.
Categories: Travel

Istanbul

Istanbul

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ISBN: OCLC:638035637

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Page: 346

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