Europe

In The Home Of Pisa

Date: Tuesday, 05 August 2014

KNOWN FOR ITALY’S ICONIC LEANING TOWER, THE CITY OF PISA IS HOME TO HUNDREDS OF HISTORIC, ARTISTIC AND ARCHITECTURAL WONDERS.

- Be sure to get a snapshot of the leaning Torre Pendente on Piazza dei Miracoli, which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage.

- Although most of the historic buildings on Piazza dei Cavalieri (Knights’ Square), center of the political establishment in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, are closed to visitors, they are still worth seeing from the outside.

Kemal Sayar’s Sarajevo

Date: Tuesday, 05 August 2014

WE ASKED PSYCHIATRIST PROF. DR. KEMAL SAYAR ABOUT SARAJEVO, HERZE-GOVINA’S CAPITAL AND LARGEST CITY, THE “JERUSALEM OF EUROPE”.

How did you come to know Sarajevo?
When I went to the reopening of the Mostar Bridge, which was destroyed in the war, I had an opportunity to tour the whole country.

What are three reasons to go to Sarajevo?
To imbibe the living Ottoman culture there, to feel right at home in the heart of Europe, and to recite the al-Fatiha Sura of the Quran for the souls of the martyrs who lost their lives there and of Alija Izetbegović, the country’s first president.

Bordeaux

Illustration: The Design Surgery Date: Monday, 04 August 2014

PLACES TO SEE
01_ See the Pont d’Aquitaine, a stunning suspension bridge over the Garonne River.
02_View the magnificent Monument aux Girondins on Place des Quinconces, one of Europe’s biggest city squares.

Asno 2014 In Istanbul

Date: Monday, 04 August 2014

THE NEURO-ONCOLOGY COMMUNITY IS IN ISTANBUL FOR AN INTERNATIONAL MEETING.

Every year scientists and professionals in the general field of neuro-oncology in Asia come together at the ASNO meeting. Featuring prominent speakers and participants from around the world, this conference acts as a platform that provides an opportunity for researchers, clinicians and professionals not only to share information but also to establish a network for future collaborations. In its 11th year, ASNO 2014 is being held at the Hilton Convention Center, September 11 to 14.

Festivals For Everyone

Date: Monday, 04 August 2014

THE DUTCH CAPITAL AMSTERDAM IS HOSTING TWO MAJOR FESTIVALS IN AUGUST.

Holland’s biggest cultural festival, Uitmarkt has something for everyone from dance and theater to classical music for kids. Some 450,000 people are expected to attend the festival, which is taking place in upwards of 30 venues and features performances by 2,000 artists. What’s more, all the events in the festival, August 29 to 31, are free!

Electronic Dreaming

Date: Monday, 04 August 2014

INSPIRED BY THE MUSIC AND CULTURE OF THE ISLAND OF IBIZA, ISLE OF DREAMS IS COMING TO AUDIENCES IN THREE DIFFERENT EVENTS IN THREE DIFFERENT COUNTRIES.

Isle of Dreams, which will take place at Life Park in a forest near Bahçeköy-Istanbul August 5 to 7, is welcoming some of the most popular and most followed DJ’s of electronic music such as Avicii, Above & Beyond, Axwell, Ingrosso, Fedde le Grand, Steve Aoki, Alesso, and Paul Oakenfold. Aiming to bring music lovers all the genres of electronic dance music rather than focusing on a specific one, the festival also offers an opportunity to camp in the forest.

Urban Festival

Date: Monday, 04 August 2014

THE BRITISH BAND PORTISHEAD IS MEETING ITS ISTANBUL FANS FOR THE FIRST TIME AT THE MIDTOWN FEST.

One of the originators of Trip-hop and creators of a brand of music all their own, Portishead is performing at a festival venue in the center of Istanbul on August 20. Audiences at the Midtown Fest will also hear other bands from Britain like Savages and Thought Forms as well as Turkish bands like The Ringo Jets, The Away Days and Telepotik.

A Digital Mosaic

Date: Monday, 04 August 2014

A WORK TITLED “SAKIP SABANCI”, CREATED BY ARTIST KUTLUĞ ATAMAN ON THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF SABANCI’S DEATH, IS OPEN TO VISITORS THROUGH AUGUST 10.

On exhibition at Sabancı University’s Sabancı Museum since April 29, “Sakıp Sabancı” consists of portrait photographs flashing on a giant screen of the thousands of people who crossed paths with the Turkish industrialist over the years.

A Journey In Time: Macedonia

Article: Mehmet Erdoğan Elgin Photo: Cevahir Buğu Date: Monday, 04 August 2014

HOME TO NUMEROUS CIVILIZATIONS SINCE ANCIENT TIMES, MACEDONIA AWAITS VISITORS WITH ITS HISTORIC MONUMENTS, UNPARALLELED NATURAL BEAUTY AND SCRUMPTIOUS FOOD.

With a temperate climate and fertile plains watered by a large number of rivers, mainly the Vardar, Macedonia has been a major center of civilization throughout history. From Alexander the Great, the Roman Empire and Eastern Rome to the Ottoman Empire, which was synonymous with peace and prosperity in the Balkans for centuries, numerous civilizations have left hundreds of unsurpassed monuments in today’s Macedonia. Despite being a small country in terms of area, this land promises visitors delightful days filled with countless historic sites and unusual cultural treasures.

White City

Date: Monday, 04 August 2014

MEANING “WHITE CITY” IN SERBIAN, BRIGHT AND EXHILARATING CITY BELGRADE IS PERFECT FOR VACATIONING WITH KIDS.

ADA CIGANLIJA
Aka “ADA” for short - from “More Beograda” meaning Sea of Belgrade - Ada Ciganlija is summer’s most popular stop with natives as well as tourists. The beaches along the river and their proximity to the city center make this little island an attractive weekend haven.

Vacation At A Music Point

Date: Monday, 04 August 2014

THE MUSIC NEVER STOPS AT BABYLON ÇEŞME IN AUGUST.

Located at Aya Yorgi, one of Çeşme’s loveliest coves, Babylon Çeşme is holding a series of musical events on the beach amidst orange and lemon trees. The events kick off with a performance on August 1 by David Vendetta, one of the world’s top DJ’s, and continue with Milk & Sugar on August 8, Lust on August 9 and 23, Wooden Wisdom on August 16 and Oldies But Goldies on August 29. The month closes with the Babylon Soundgarden Çeşme Festival at Babylon Çeşme on August 30.

Myths Come To Life

Date: Monday, 04 August 2014

The Gate to Hell, an exhibition on which the Karma Design Studio has been working for a long time, was mounted with inspiration from Greek mythology. The ancient city of Hierapolis in the foothills of Mt. Çökelez in Denizli province overlooks the Lycos valley through which the Menderes (Meander) River flows. And Hierapolis Ancient Theater where the show is being staged is in that city.

Exploring Outer Space Through Art

Date: Monday, 04 August 2014

THE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART TOKYO IS HOSTING THE “MISSION [SPACEXART]—BEYOND COSMOLOGIES” EXHIBITION.

One of the most compelling concepts of our age, outer space is the subject this time of an exhibition, “mission [SPACExART]—beyond Cosmologies”. The show, which opened at the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo on June 7 with works by artists like Takayuki Ohira and Keiko Kimoto, runs through August 31.

Filling Up On Music

Date: Monday, 04 August 2014

EUROPE’S WORLD-FAMOUS MUSIC FESTIVALS GO FULL STEAM AHEAD IN AUGUST AS SUMMER WINDS DOWN.

SZIGET
The countdown has begun for Sziget, one of Europe’s biggest music festivals. The festival, August 11 to 18, is bringing together some of the best-loved bands of multiple genres from pop and rock to hip hop and electronic. Queens of the Stone Age, Skrillex and Calvin Harris, to name just a few.

New Markets, New Collaborations

Date: Monday, 04 August 2014

ONE OF THE WORLD’S LONGEST STANDING GENERAL TRADE FAIRS, IZMIR INTERNATIONAL FAIR IS OPENING ITS DOORS FOR THE 83RD TIME.

New Markets, New Collaborations

The 83rd Izmir International Fair is taking place August 29 to September 7. Based on the theme “Logistics”, the IEF aims to draw attention to the fair’s art and culture dimension as well as its trade and economics side. The event, which hosts upwards of 60 countries every year in Izmir, provides opportunities for doing business by bringing industrialists and businessmen from numerous countries face to face.

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