Archive for June 2010
All of you probably heard about Finnish baths where you swim in ice cold water, run and jump into sauna or a hot tub.
The same practice is also a part of living in Iceland. Monocle had a great coverage of economic crisis in Iceland last year. 2 months ago they went to Iceland one more time to see how people are coping with crisis. And the answer is swimming.
Swimming in icy water during a very cold winters day, then running for 200 meters and jump into 38 degrees hot water.
This is the way of surviving, way of feeling that you are still alive in Iceland. I would love to practice that sometime too and maybe I will go and pay a visit to Iceland next winter to do so.
It will also be nice to see my friends in Iceland FA as well 🙂 Maybe they will be joining me.
The pictures you see are from a public beach of Rejkjavik. It is called Ylströndin Nautholsvik.
The new trailer of Harry Potter, The Deathly Hallows is now available. I loved it. Hope you will enjoy that too. In the trailer we are able to see two confrontations of Harry Potter and Lord Voldemort.
We are also able to see some great sceneries of Harry Potter and co’s whereabouts. There also some parts I forgot about the book. The man stopping Hogwarts Express etc.
Anyway the film will be presented in two parts. First one in November 2010, second July 2011. Looking very much forward to those.
Ahmet Ertuğ is a name many Turks have no idea about. A simple man to many, some may remember his name from the walls of Hagia Sophia or Ephesus.
I don’t know him in person. Never met him. But I am sure he is a man of fine taste. I saw the hardcover version of his great book Temples of Knowledge several months ago. A great work of art. A work of dedication. A photo book of historical libraries brought to life by a man who has an eye of an architecht.
I consider myself as a mild bibliophile. I was buying books with the money I got from my elderly on holy days. My book buying spree continues even today. I love looking into bookshops, especially when I am abroad. I had visited the university library continuously during my study. With all these in mind I fell in love with Ahemt Ertuğ’s Temples of Knowledge.
The book contains some of the best photographs of Europe’s historical libraries. From France to Germany, Italy to Portugal you can stroll through the finest libraries of Europe. The book is printed and binded in Italy and published only 400 copies. It is costly. You can enquire about the price from the home page of the book.
You can read more about Ahmet Ertuğ on his own webpage.
Formspring.me is the new hype online.
Started up as a side project and became the main deal very soon. If you haven’t tried it yet i certainly recommend that you do it soon. You can also ask me questions if you like.
You can find more information about it on their webpage or Wikipedia.
My favourite magazine Monocle made their yearly list of 25 liveable cities once again and this time Munich became the most liveable city of the world according to Monocle rankings.
Munich was fourth in 2009 and second in 2008.
Here is the list of 25 cities in order:
22- Portland (New Entry)
Zurich was the most liveable city of the world last year and Copenhagen followed it. Istanbul is not in the list as there are many things to do in this huge city before applying for a place in the top 25.