Hotel Pianoforte

3 out of 5 stars3 Stars

Feyzullah Efendi Cd No. 17, Kiztasi-Fatih, Istanbul, 34620, Turkey
Pianoforte Hotel
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Forum Posts

Contemporary potters' studios in Istanbul?

by pinkbatrobi

I am a potter and will be visiting Istanbul at the end of September. As well as visiting the city I would love to get in touch with/visit working potters. I know that the "tourist production" is probably made elsewhere in the country, but I wondered if there are potters active in the city;... I'm assuming there must be some! Can anybody on this forum advise me on how to go about it? Google searches have pointed towards shops rather than workshops. Many thanks!

Re: Contemporary potters' studios in Istanbul?

by stream&rain

I actually borned where potter gave name to districts and streets..
Potter (Comlek or or comlekci) . That districh is Eyup area cost of golden horn (Halic). There were so many at beginning of this century. The last one was closed in 1936....

But Istanbul is a huge city... And Ministry of Culture also keen on this kind of jobs too... They are really trying to discover them again...

If you send them direct email or get in contact to turkish tourism office or consulate in your country i m sure u may get answer too..


Re: Contemporary potters' studios in Istanbul?

by Sirvictor

Istanbul is not the right place You must travel to the town of Avanos at the region called Cappadocia. There is a great potter worker internationaly known. Chez galip. In Avanos they work in huge caves. Go to Avanos. The other famous towns around Avanos is Urgup, Goreme, Nevsehir. Avanos is in the middle of Anatolian Turkey. If you take the night bus you will be there in the morning 10.00
Or you must go to Kutahya near Izmir.

Travel Tips for Istanbul

When Life Gives You Lemons

by gilabrand

Like your average tourist, we couldn't leave Istanbul without buying something to take home. I mean you have to have some kind of souvenir, right? And bargaining in the bazaars is considered part of the "Istanbul experience." Coming from Jerusalem, we've been to marketplaces before, so you'd think we would be old hands at this. We didn't try anything as complicated as buying a carpet or a leather coat, which can set you back hundreds of dollars. We limited ourselves to a few fake designer shirts, a jogging suit, some leather wallets and belts, a couple of decorative pillows.

Turns out most of it was junk. The designer shirts, which were packaged, turned out to be damaged. One of them ripped down the front in the first washing. The tassels of the pillows fell off after one day. I still have my doubts about the wallets being genuine leather.

But we did buy one item that I am very happy with, and cost me all of 1 Turkish lira - a lemon squeezer. This gadget (see photo) is a kind of plastic screw that you twist into the top of the lemon. When you squeeze the lemon, the juice gathers in the cup-like top. If you don't need that much, the lemon, with the screw still in it, can be kept for a whole week in the fridge without drying out. Just put it in a glass or a small container so it stands upright. And where did I get this little marvel? On the ferry to the island of Buyukada. These ferries provide enterprising Turks with a chance to peddle their wares to a captive audience. On the way to the island, a fellow got up and put on a whole act, squeezing lemons and handing the screw around for people to examine. Packs of two were going for 1YTL. We bought a few and gave some as gifts. In this case, my only regret is that I didn't buy more.

La vitta e bella!

by Lion_Beat

Even if you will face such street scenes like the one in the picture, don't be desapointed! The life is still beutiful!
Even if you are not the one who will change it (and believe me you can't) you can still find it's beutiful sides... just try to look for them... This is a woman from Anatolia with an amazing look and crystal-eyes doughter. Can be seen in Sultanahmet, on the Divan Yolu, near to the Tarihi Sultanahmet Kofteci

Friendly People

by ophiro

Although i saw a lot of turkish people that cant speak english they tried to help us when we needed - with hands or with other people that can speak english.

Most of the people i saw were very friendly.
For example - while waiting in the bazaar someone gave us chairs and offered tea or water and he didnt even tried to sell us something.

Have a cup of tea at Besiktas

by Gido

I don't really know if it's really off the beaten path, but judging by the lack of foreigners I guess it is. In between Besiktas ferry station and Dolmabahce palace there are a couple of terraces overlooking the river. Local kids have a cup of tea or a snack here and the atmosphere is very relaxed.

Istanbul University Central Library

by traveloturc

Established in 1924 as "Ýstanbul Darülfunun Merkez Kütüphanesi", this library was the first university library in Turkiye. The Yýldýz Palace Library collection was added to this librray in 1925. It has since been further enriched with donations ans purchases, and has become a major academic research center. Pursuant to the Depository Law on Printed Materials (1934), on of each of the five copies of all written and printed works published in Turkiye and collected by the government is submitted to the librray.
The library holds over 400,000 volumes of printed books, as well as 30,000 theses and 15,421 perodicals, and sits 800 people. The library has been in its present building near the Beyazýt Square since 1981; its former building now houses the Museum and Rare Books section of this library which contains a total of 18,606 manuscripts (9,943 in Turkish, 6,967 in Arabic, and 1,615 in Persian, 81 in other languages).


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Address: Feyzullah Efendi Cd No. 17, Kiztasi-Fatih, Istanbul, 34620, Turkey