Istanbul: The Loot

From the top left, swooping across: 

{1} In the top corner, shrouded in darkness, a Fez for the growing hat collection. 

{2} Divan Turkish delight (pistachio) 

{3} 19th c. gold thread soldier's belt. 

{4} 19th c. epaulettes.
{5} Lace up espadrille-ish shoes (black). 

{6} Group photo from the Constantinople times. 

{7} Tintins in Turkish (we started a little tradition of bringing them back in foreign tongues for our dad, who has them all in English and French...and now a few in Danish and Turkish). 

{8} Kurukahveci Mehmet Effendi Turkish coffee. 

{9} My grandest, favorite purchase: a 19th c. top hat box (holds two). 

{10} Lace up espadrille-ish shoes (tan). 


  1. Jessica says:

    I love this congratulations on the loot you got...I hope to get some amazing stuff as well when I go to china next week

  2. wythe says:

    that hat box is gorgeous.

  3. it's really freakin' rad...however, it's too big to carry on! I almost cried as the stewardess pried in out of my hands. It made the voyage unscathed, though...phew!

  4. Anonymous says:

    Link to wonderful photos of the interior of Denizler Kitabevi:

  5. Ah -- fantastic! Many thanks, Anon!

  6. OldSchool says:

    You may be pleased to learn that the same brand of Turkish coffeee (along with other delights) is available in the States online:

  7. Anonymous says:

    You might enjoy this blog from an American resident of Istanbul:

  8. Lea says:

    your pictures are beautiful, I love your blog

  9. Anonymous says:

    Oh sweet Lord.