The video is a slide-show like mini movie, which includes interesting global and cultural facts about Istanbul and its people. Unfortunately I could only choose a few details about Turkey; as the video had to be short! Conclusively, I decided to include some info about daily habits and emphasize how similar people around the world are in some ways:) At least, they are similar in my opinion. What do they say? The world gets smaller, ‘right?
My video file has been created with Windows Movie Maker. Many photographs are my own; some of the pictures are from flickr – but I asked for permission before reusing them. The song playing in the background is “Istanbul (Not Constantinople)” by the group They Might be Giants.
There are much more artistic and professional videos out there about Istanbul; you can start with checking out http://english.istanbul.com. Lately I also saw some promotional Turkey films recorded by the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism on local US TV channels; here’s a full version of one of them: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TT0nmnTwWLY&feature=related. You can check out more info, videos and pictures on this accompanying website: http://www.goturkey.com/index.php?home=1&lng=en.
Certainly today’s post is neither informative nor goal-oriented.
Now being here; I am not moody and surely don’t feel upside down. From time to time I even feel as green+blue+sunny as Spring! Yet today is Mother’s Day. I won’t deny that I missed my “Mama” ♥, Istanbul, my friends… Probably they missed me too; I guess.
So today’s post shall be a tribute to Istanbul and all the ones/all the things that I love over there! Maybe I could show my affection also with eating some cake; covered with chocolate and including negative calories;)
Tiny note: Yummy desserts with (-) calories + healthy ingredients (like chocolate, coffee, caramel-LOL!) are always welcome. Contact asap to help a troubled developer!