[-empyre-] who owns the city? (Istanbul)
agora158 at gmail.com
Wed Sep 21 22:43:59 EST 2011
I was there a week only but all ppl I met (Turks everyone) told me they felt
the "turkization" and the erasing of the Byzantine past, very well related
in the book "From the Holy Mountain", by William Dalrymple.
He did a trip between the monasteries in Syria, Palestina and Turkey and saw
the intentionality of the erasing of all traces of former cultures.
Did you enter the Hagia Sofia? Crumbling away with zero maintenance...
On Wed, Sep 21, 2011 at 8:48 AM, Michel Bauwens <michel at p2pfoundation.net>wrote:
> hi Ana, just wondering why you feel 'all the remnants of the past are
> crumbling away' ? On the contrary, I feel the successive layers of history
> are very much alive, and also the mixity of the population and the
> , with so many recent first-generation immigrants from the rural Anatolian
> countryside, represent quite a mixture of temporalities, etc ... very unlike
> western europe, where only the buildings remain ... extented families and
> village cooperative solidarity also remain realities, as far as I could
> ascertain from speaking with Turkish friends (I gave a lecture to an
> all-turkish audience yesterday)
> On Wed, Sep 21, 2011 at 6:36 AM, Ana Valdés <agora158 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I am bit curious about how did the people who travelled to Istanbul for
>> the first time experienced the city itself, Turkey and all the
>> contradictions and the multiple layers of meaning residing in this old city
>> where all the remnants of it's past are crumbling away. As you know many
>> Turks want to be a part of Europe and join the EC, but many others want keep
>> the country's isolation.
>> http://www.scoop.it/t/food-history-and-trivia, wi
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>> "When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with
>> your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been and there you will always
>> long to return.
>> — Leonardo da Vinci
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