Friday, November 28, 2008

Happy Birthday Zey

Even though it was yesterday ;)

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

My 10th 15 mn of Fame

Presenting the D-SLR Pentax K10D with my friend Ahmet Necati Uzer on

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Quantum of Solace

Last night I finally went to see the last James Bond. I'm a fan of the sequel and a fan of good action movies. Everybody said that there is more action in this one than in any other James Bond film so I was expecting much more action than Casino Royal or Die Another Day but there wasn't that much. It is actually a good point I think. Less action but the action scenes seems more real and is then more believable and bring back James Bond to a normal Human being.
By the way, not once in the movie, is he carrying the weapon he's holding on the poster.
If you're a fan of the James bond series, got watch it. I'm one of those who like Daniel Craig as a James Bond. If you don't like him, you might be bothered by his postures and looks.
By the way, it started as a joke by Daniel Craig but it is starting to be taken seriously by the Studios, they're apparently thinking of doing a black James Bond. I don't know if it is a good idea. It would change the character. It would be like doing a white Shaft ! ;)

Monday, November 24, 2008

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Sinking Pier in Karaköy

Since yesterday strong southwestern winds are blowing toward Istanbul. Those winds are warmish but can be very strong. As a result the ferry pier that was on a barge in Karaköy, sank last night. So first thing I did today is go there and see it for myself. I was amazed to see the barge upside down. Is it that deep there ? Because on the barge there was a 1 floor building where the ferries would dock. A friend of mine who came this morning through another pier told me that all the ropes broke because of the waves and the wind.
The roof of the Taksim First Aid Hospital flew away too.

I like the "Police, Do not cross" thingy.

Muscles everywhere...

Incredible to find out that I don't have any picture of the pier itself. I'm sure I have one somewhere but I could not find it through the hundred thousands pictures I have ! I only managed to find this one. You can see the barge behind the docked ferry.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Turkcell @ MYK

Turkey's first GSM operator's CEO's (Turkcell) Süreyya Ciliv came to our office yesterday so we took a family photo but I got my own too ;)

Turkish Style

I saw this wonderfully newly installed window in the Cihangir District (Koca Ağa sokak). The guy who did this is definitely not qualified for this job. I can even do a better coating than that !!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Turkish Style

I said it before, I say it again, whyyyy ?

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Peter & Sarah

It was really cool to meet up with Peter and Sarah for their last night in Istanbul. Have Fun in India guys.

Taksim First Aid

This is right behind the Taksim First Aid hospital, behind Siraserviler Street.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Today's Picture

In Cihangir, last week today, Turnacıbaşı street.

Happy Birthday Umut

Monday, November 17, 2008

Happy Birthday Dad

Today's Pictures by Beun

Those photos were taken by my good friend Benoit. He lives in Fécamp, France and I asked him to send me some pics from there as I miss it. I wanted to share them so here they are. Fécamp is a small city in Upper Normandy, at the heart of the Pays de Caux. Although small, Fécamp has a great History going back to the prehistoric times.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Thursday, November 13, 2008

From Struer to Istanbul

This morning we went back from Struer to Copenhagen with this wonderful little plane. Then e spent 3 hours in the very nice Duty Free of the Copenhagen airport and took a plane back to Istanbul. It was nice to see the moon and the night rise on the left, and the sun setting on the right.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Denmark Day 02 : Struer - the Factory and the Museum

Then we visited the aluminum factory and other facilities where they teach us everything about sound, image, products, we could all master in a Bang & Olufsen degree. They told us everything but it was pretty exhausting.

Then we went to the Struer Museum which is actually a museum about the story of Bang & Olufsen with their product from 1925 to nowadays. We also had dinner there and could finally meet with our hotel bedroom at 11pm.

Denmark Day 02 : Struer - the Farm

Rainy day in Karup. We took a taksi to Struer, 50 km North West, the fare was pretty high, it coast 150 € to go there !

The farm of...

Mr Peter Olufsen himself. Nephew of one of the founder, Svend Olufsen.He was kind enough to invite us all to eat in his house surrounded by Bang & Olufsen products.

Denmark Day 02 : Copenhagen

Before leaving for the airport I took a look outside around the hotel in order to have a better idea of the city, but again I couldn't see much. Shops were still closed, people were rushing at work. But in general the streets seemed pretty empty. Not very surprising for a city with a population of 500,000, compared to the (approximately) 15 million people leaving in Istanbul.

This house was built in 1623 !!

Our wonderful plane that will bring us to Karup from where we'll then go to Struer, city of Bang & Olufsen. We will visit the factories, the farm and the museum.
Those of you who know I'm afraid of flying should know what I felt when I first saw the plane. But I was pretty cool and all went fine.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Denmark Day 01 : Copenhagen

Arrived in Copenhagen,Denmark at noon, we checked at the hotel and left right away to visit the museum of Design.

Then we took a boat trip on the canal on our way to the Opera where the launch of the last Bang & Olufsen product (BeoSound 5) took place.

The Black Diamond :

A big chimney for a small house

and the Opera House where we also has dinner. Went to the hotel at 11pm.