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Istanbul


  • Type: City

Istanbul is the largest city in Turkey. The western portion of the city, the location of historical Constantinople, is in Europe and the eastern portion is in Asia. The peninsula that was Constantinople (now called Sultanahmet) is surrounded on three side by water: the Sea of Maramara, the Bosphorus strait and the Golden Horn. - AsNotedIn


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Name of Notable Genus AsNotedIn No Address Proximity Area
Name Genus AsNotedIn Address Proximity Area
Ali Muhiddin Haci Bekir Confections
83a Istiklal Imam Adnan Sk, district of Bahcekapi
Baghdad Kiosk at Topkapi Palace
  • Sight
  • 1001 Bld
Blue Mosque
  • 1001 Hist
Borusan (BMW) Expedition Center
  • Sight
  • 1001 Bld
Dolmabahce Palace
  • Sight
  • 1001 Bld
  • 1001 Hist
Hagia Sophia
  • Sight
  • 1001 Bld
  • 1001 Hist
Haydarpasa Terminal
  • Sight
  • WGRS
Heirloom Istanbul Guesthouse and Cafe
  • Eats
  • Lodging
Kuloglu Adile Nasit Sokak (G-4 Sk), Liva Sk
Hippodrome
  • 1001 Hist
Historic Areas of Istanbul
  • Sight
  • WHL
Pera Palace Hotel, Istanbul
  • Sight
52 Mesrutiyet Cd Asmali Mescit Cd, Tepebasi Cd
Suleymaniye Mosque
  • Sight
  • 1001 Bld
  • 1001 Hist
Topkapi Sarayi
  • 1001 Hist

Timeline

Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1878/03/00 Ulysses S Grant Visitor US Grant and his son Jesse arrive in Constantinople (Istanbul), the capital of the Ottoman Empire. After touring the Imperial stables, Sultan Abdul Hamid II presents US Grant with two Arabian horses, Leopard and Linden.
1955/09/06 Ian Fleming Life Ian Fleming witnesses the "Events of September 6-7." From evening until the early hours of the following morning Turkish mobs terrorize Greek, Armenian and Jewish minority communities in Istanbul and Izmir. The Greek death toll was between 15 and 37.

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Cihangir Neighborhood

Creative Works »

WorkTypeAsNotedInCreatorNote
Head-On Film Fatih Akin "Head-On" is set and was Filmed in Istanbul, Turkey
Notes on a Foreign Country: An American Abroad in a Post-America World (book) Dissertation Suzy Hansen
Sailing to Byzantium Poem William Butler Yeats Destination
The Mask of Dimitrios Novel Eric Ambler Mystery writer Cornelius Leyden visits Istanbul, 1938.
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (film) Film "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" is set and was filmed in Istanbul, set in 1972

Sailing to Byzantium

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That is no country for old men. The young In one another's arms, birds in the trees - -Those dying generations- -at their song, The salmon-falls, the mackerel-crowded seas, Fish, flesh, or fowl, commend all summer long Whatever is begotten, born, and dies. Caught in that sensual music all neglect Monuments of unageing intellect.

An aged man is but a paltry thing, A tattered coat upon a stick, unless Soul clap its hands and sing, and louder sing For every tatter in its mortal dress, Nor is there singing school but studying Monuments of its own magnificence; And therefore I have sailed the seas and come To the holy city of Byzantium.

O sages standing in God's holy fire As in the gold mosaic of a wall, Come from the holy fire, perne in a gyre, And be the singing-masters of my soul. Consume my heart away; sick with desire And fastened to a dying animal It knows not what it is; and gather me Into the artifice of eternity.

Once out of nature I shall never take My bodily form from any natural thing, But such a form as Grecian goldsmiths make Of hammered gold and gold enameling To keep a drowsy Emperor awake; Or set upon a golden bough to sing To lords and ladies of Byzantium Of what is past, or passing, or to come.

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