ROMANCE IN ISTANBUL
Istanbul, the place where the civilizations gathered and merged for centuries. Kalkedon, Byzantion, Augusto Antonio, Constantinople. But no matter how you describe it with, there is always a part of that remains untold. You need to tell the secret of this city. its mysteries, spell, blues, enthusisam and ofcourse the glory that flows inside from all those centuries. Istanbul
were such loves experienced in this city that has
changed the course of history.
we chase the traces of these love; they bring us to the society, politics,
culture, art and the mentality of the time they were experienced. Like
looking at Hagia Sophia we see the biggest sacred structure of the Eastern
Roman and the architectural glory in its magnific
dome built in one piece.
know the history of how it turned into a new form of life with its
minarets after it was plundered
and wrecked by the Crusaders.
without knowing the people who started Hagia Sophia,
married to Theodora who was a prostitute at that time even though there
were people in the palace who opposed. But he changed the law and married
her. They faced hard times , rebels with the other laws that Justinian
made but Justinian got over them with his love for Theodora. After putting
down the revolts they took action to reconstruct a more magnificent
structure than the Hagia Sophia church which was wrecked during the rebel.
The construction ended after five years in 537.
and Theodora were amazed by the magnificence of it. It was the worlds
biggest temple at that time.,
second story is about Kanuni Sultan Solomons love for Hurrem Sultan.
Hurrem, was a slave brought to the Harem of the Ottomon palace. She was
very different from other girls in the palace. Soon Kanuni got aware of it
and fell in love with her. Although there were oppositions kanuni got
married to Hurrem. Kanuni
wrote letters to her, mostly poems during the longings that the wars
love changed the Ottomon History.
third story is about Mimar
Sinan (Architect Sinan) and Mihrimah Sultan. Mimar
Sinan constructs a mosque for Mihrimah Sultan in 1548.
siloutte of the mosque in Uskudar resembels a woman whose skirt is
touching the floor and 14 years later Mihrimah Sultan asked him to do
another mosque in which he did a unique masterpiece with the light effects
fourth story is the strange love between Medea and Jason. The love Medea
had for Jason mentally forced her to kill people including her brother.
She even turned against her father who was the Georgian King. But nothing
stopped her from protecting her love even after Jason fell in love with
fifth story is Aliye Berger and musician Carl Bergers love. Without any
information we could explain this shortly with Aliye Bergers own words:
life tought me things that no other painter or writers did. I cant
answer if they ask me what it is. I got affected from a flower I looked,
a persons face I know, or a word he tells me, a morning light, a
window I look from but mostly from an adventure we call life which hugs
all these. And love, affection
even deaths couldnt kill the love I
a result we can say that, to understand the multicultural, historical and
the capital of two continentals we need to chase the trace of the marks
that people left here. When we chase those marks we that they are mostly
formed with the love experiences of people who have lived here. Without
understanding these, it is hard to understand
SCENES FROM THE MOVIE
"ROMANCE IN ISTANBUL" ON MEDIA
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