In the only metropole in the world that spans two continents, there is a small town located on the green northern shores of the Bosphorus called Anadolu Kavağı. Throughout history, the position of the old fishing village made it a
Walk on the sands
Toward the lake.
They come forward to the water
To clean clothes
Full of blood and mud.
The mud was brown on the white fabric
The dry blood as well.
The beholder's eyes see them as one thing.
But the barefoot women
If you were to seek out Elisabeth Kristensen on any given winter day, you’d likely find her kneeling down in the snow, her red, down jacket standing out starkly against her surroundings while she chisels away at a massy block
From living out of a car in New York without a dollar to his name, to heading a team of some of the finest chefs in Istanbul at one of the city's choicest restaurants in the upscale Nişantaşı neighborhood, Ali
Eric James Beyer is a freelance writer currently based in Istanbul. His work has been featured in various digital and print publications, such as The Guide Istanbul, Lunar Poetry, Bianet, Yabangee, and more. He spends most of his time wandering the shores of the Bosphorus and romantically wishing he could see Istanbul as it was in the distant past.