Young athletes from all over Turkey were around during that week. They were mixing with tourist in all main spots of the city. Moving in big groups easily distinguishable by the red color of their garnnments. They were laughing out loud, having good time in the big city...I was glad to see so many of them. They are garantee that formal education is reaching the masses, they are garantee of a better future...
Roasted Chestnuts & Corn On The Cob
Of course, while in Turkey you must try some of the many street foods. After first having simits, and then tea, we came upon this vendor and decided to try the kestanes (chestnuts). This was one thing I had never tried on a NYC winter's street but decided to give it a try in Istanbul. It was not for me - found the texture a little strange. Was too full to try the misir (corn on the cob), which I know I would have enjoyed!
The misir was 1.50 TL and the kestanes were 5 TL for 150g.
THE STADIUM IN THE PALACE GARDEN
When you check the photos of the stadium you can see it is located in the Dolmahce Palace.
In 1940's it was possible to conctarct a stadium in a palace garden :)
Alos this stadium named 3 times in it is all life.
1)Mithat pasha Stadium (ottoman period prime minister name)
2)Dolmabahce Stadium (name of the where is located
3)Inonu Stadium (This stadium constracted during his precidency)
Besiktas Inönü Stadium (Turkish: Besiktas Inönü Stadyumu) is the home of the football club Besiktas J.K. in Istanbul, Turkey. It is located in Dolmabahçe, close to the elegant Dolmabahçe Palace in the district of Beþiktaþ, on the European side of Istanbul. The stadium has a capacity of 32,145 (all-seater).
BJK Inönü Stadium was designed by Italian architect Paolo Vietti Violi, who collaborated with Turkish architects Sinasi Sahingiray and Fazil Aysu for preparing the project. The stadium, formerly known as the Dolmabahçe Stadium due to its vicinity to Dolmabahçe Palace, was inaugurated on 19 May 1947 by Ismet Inönü, the second President of Turkey, and Lütfi Kirdar, the Governor of Istanbul. Interestingly, the first goal in this stadium was scored by Süleyman Seba, the most famous and longest-presiding Chairman of the club (in the 1980s and 1990s) when he used to be a player of Besiktas JK.
According to the great football legend Pelé, BJK Inönü Stadium has the most beautiful view of any stadium in the world, is one of the world's most beautiful football venues, and is definitely the most beautiful stadium in Europe.
While seated on the tribunes of this stadium, one can see the Bosphorus, Dolmabahçe Palace, Dolmabahçe Clock Tower, Dolmabahçe Mosque, and the famous Kýz Kulesi (Maiden's Tower). It is the only stadium in the world from which a football fan can view two continents, Europe and Asia, which are separated by the Bosphorus.
RAHMI KOC MUSEUM
This museum covers the history of transport, industry and communications.
My main reason for visiting, was to go onboard and inside a Submarine. As well as this, I found out the Museum had a lot more to offer of very interesting exhibits.
There were exhibits on Road, Rail, Water & Air transport, displays on engineering, communications and scientific instruments as well as models and toys, and hands on if you wish.
There were nice Tea rooms situated on the edge of the Golden Horn, a Gift shop and Toilets.
The Bus to Istanbul leaves right outside the complex. The complex is housed both sides of the road, and is extremely well presented, with a huge variety of antique items on display. This would have to be one of the best museums of this kind.
I enjoyed it immensely, I think a man would spend a lot more time here than I did, and I spent quite a bit!
ADMISSION IN 2009 was 10t/l
TO VISIT THE SUBMARINE COSTS AN EXTRA 5t/l
Submarine visits are timed. You inquire and book at arrival. Max 14 persons per visit.
OPEN ......Tuesday - Friday: 10-5 Saturday - Sunday: 10-7 CLOSED MONDAYS
The Museum is very easy to find, located on the shore of the Golden Horn and close to the main motorways and convenient bus routes nearby.
47 Eminonu - Alibeykoy .. ..... 54 HM Haskoy - Mecidiyekoy......... 54 HT Haskoy - Taksim Line
Sea......IDO.........Uskudar – Eyup Line Boats
Address: Rahmi M Koç Museum
Haskoy Cad. No: 5
Haskoy 34445 - Istanbul
Tel: (0)212 369 66 00-01-02
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Outlet Centre Of Zeytinburnu District
You can find all turkish and foreign companies discounted and outlet shops in this centre.You can have your food in the food court during your shopping.It is very close to airport. By Bus
You will get off the bus at the Adliye stop, the nearest stop to the Olivium and you will reach Olivium by taking a very short walk.
93 Zeytinburnu - Eminönü
93C Zeytinburnu - Beyazýt
93M Zeytinburnu - Mecidiyeköy
93T Zeytinburnu - Taksim
If you prefer sea bus, you have several alternatives. When you get on the sea bus from Kadýköy, Bostancý and Üsküdar and get off the sea bus in Bakýrköy, it will take a few minutes to get to the Olivium by train.
If you get on the sea bus from Kadýköy you will be at Eminönü stop within few minutes. The only thing that you have to do is to take the bus, no 93 from Eminönü or you can prefer the train.
Also you can take the sea bus from Kadýköy or Bastancý and get off in Yenikapý. From there by the suburban train of Sirkeci- Halkalý line you will be in Zeytinburnu in 10 minutes.
You can go to Karaköy and Eminönü with boats from Kadýköy and Üsküdar every 30 minutes; and from here you can go to the Olivium by train, suburban - train and bus.
Zeytinburnu underground stop.
HM (Aksaray - Yeþilköy)
You can go to Zeytinburnu from Eminönü by train.
By Suburban Train
The nearest stop to the Olivium that the suburban train of Sirkeci- Halkalý line will take you is the Kazlýçeþme station. It will take almost 20 minutes. It begins at 05:45 in the morning and ends at 23:45.
Transporting from Airport
After reaching Zeytinburnu by underground from Atatürk Airport you can go to the Olivium by several alternatýves in a few minutes.
for groups upon ealling 0800 219 50 27 Open everyday from 10:00 to 22:00
Offering a dynamic and enjoyable shopping experience, and for those who seek a relaxing one, Olivium is the best place to be.
140 outlet shops
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