Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Mosque architecture

There's mosques every 5 minute walk. You hear azhan one after another. At first there was too much mosque visit but little differentiation among them. But then I started to realise the subtle detailing in each mosque which differentiates them from one another. For example this one here was built by the master architect Mimar Sinan.

If you look closer the two arched elements resemble the Ayasofya. And I love love the black colour on top of the beige :) 

Thursday, February 2, 2012

On a normal day overlooking the Bosphorus Straits

Its a pretty chilled out place. Old folks with their fishing roads, looking at boats passing by. The Land on the other side is still on the European side, that's where the Topkapi Palace, Ayasofia and Blue Mosque sits. U can see a little bit.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Le Office

The architecture firm I'm interning. Its ECF, which are the first letters of the principal architect's name. Try pronouncing it. ECF? Cute. Nope. Its Ey-Je-Feh. Like I said c is pronounced as j in Türkçe. And the letter for c is ç. Mimarlik is architecture firm, insaat is construction and turizm is tourism. I like it when they pick up the phone, Ejefe Mimarlik?

Le office

Cool as Turkish. They're very friendly and close. Lunch meals are eaten in the office and they take tea breaks outside.

The owner and future architecture firm owner :p #verangan