Istanbul: To the Asian Side

Photo by Engin Kurutepe For an intercontinental journey, F.’s directions were fairly straightforward. “Head to Eminönü,” she’d said, introducing a thicket of tongue-challenging Turkish umlauts. “Take a ferry to Kadiköy. I’ll meet you there, on the Asian side.” The Asian side: nowhere else in the world can you pass between continents without so much as […]

Photos of the Week: New York/Istanbul

This week’s photos, of famous landmarks in New York and Istanbul on dreary December days, were taken by MissTschoermeni. Every week, we feature striking images from our Urbanphoto group on Flickr. Want to see your photos here? Join the group.

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Visualizing Globalization 2.0

Top: Istanbul airlifted to the beaches of Rio de Janeiro; Bottom: São Paulo set in Cappadocia Imagine this: you’re walking down a side street in Midtown Manhattan and turn onto Fifth Avenue, facing uptown. But there, instead of the void of sky that usually greets the vista north toward Central Park, a massive mountain blocks […]