9 Eylül 2013 Pazartesi


Etsy is not only a handmade sellers web site it is also a social enviroment where you may meet with different people from different nationalities. Estella from Star of the East was a friend of mine from Europen Street Team of Etsy. She lives in Agean Part of Turkey namely Marmaris and we had never meet before. She came to visit Istanbul and we have spent a lovely week.

 First day, we went to Gumussuyu near Taksim Gezi Park. She has taken some photos from Gezi park, park was open that day we have visited but closed a day after by the police due to some protests. After Gezi Park protests on end of May 2013 this is a kind of classic for Gezi Park of Istanbul.

 Then we walked through Istiklal Street and went to Karakoy by tunnel,  then to Eminonu / Grand Bazaar
 Estella felt a bid tired because of walking since places are not near to each other in Istanbul.

Other day we meet with Some Etsy friends from European Street Team at Kadıkoy. This was my first time that I see them, we had lovely time.

then we had time and I wanted to show " Moda " to Estella, She has taken a photo from one of the painted stairs in Istanbul.
Painting stairs has started 2-3 weeks ago in Istanbul, one morning we have just seen that one the stairs in Istanbul (Fındıklı) has been painted in Rainbow colors. It was lovely so everybody has taken photos and put that photos on social media. But the other day we have seen that stairs were painted grey again during the night. Then protests started and people started to painted stairs in rainbow colors.

Rainbow includes every color in it but grey is only one color we want to see Istanbul colorful instead of uniform grey places and people.

 Next day we have visitid another Etsy firend, Kristin.
 I find Kristin's shop beautiful at Cihangir. She also has got a shop on Etsy with lovely handmade galss jewelries  evihan

During weekend we have taken a short Bosphorus tour. Actually it was my firts time to hear a short bosphorus tour, it was nice but a bid like fast-food:) Normally tour was going to Kavak ( where you can eat wonderful fresh fishes, mussels etc.) through Bosphorus stay there 1-2 hrs. then comes back to Eminonu. This short one is a newly created one but we had no enough time so taken the short trip.
This is me looking at Bosphorus

Other day we went to Kadıkoy and Yoğurtçu Parkı and Estella has also taken some of my jewelries photographs during her visit which was very useful for me. I had a grey stone at my home as background of my jewelries' photographs but I haven't used it at all since I find it a bid shiny. Estella has taken some lovely photos with that grey stone and some of my leaves with wood . I think I am going to use that stone more on my jewelries' photos as background.

 This is my amorphous sterling silver bracelet, She has used grey stone on this photograph. You can see more examples with this grey stone and some of  leaves on wood  on my shop .

And, this is the end of the visit. She went back to Marmaris now. 
Hope to meet with her again some time some where.

5 yorum:

  1. I had a lovely time, Serpil, thank you so much again for your hospitality! Hope to see you again soon :)

  2. You seem to have both had a great time!! Istanbul looks a wonderful city to visit! Thank you for sharing!

  3. Amazing story, its great you have met!!!!) Also great that Estella took beautiful pictures of your beautiful items!!!!!!)Love the stone background!!!

  4. that was really great that you've met! I wish we could meet to some day!

  5. this is lovely thank you for sharing