Rummaging in the past: Aslıhan Pasajı

  • December 17th, 2012


    Today was a truly miserable, wet day. On top of that, the weather was bad. Perhaps on days like this there are few better refuges than the world of books. Fortunately, I had a chance between meetings wandering through Beyoğlu to pop into this fantastic pasaj just off the Balık Pazarı. This place is crammed full of interesting books, documents, newspapers and media from another time — to such an extent that you could totally lose all sense of the here and now. A good thing, in my opinion, especially on a day like today.

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     Galatasaray, Beyoğlu/İstanbul‎  34435


  • Sam 12.17.2012  

    Wow .. this place is the equivalent of Alice’s Wonderland to me 😀

  • I can literally SMELL the books just looking at your vivid pictures. I love how books are crammed into every nook and cranny. Reminds me of when I worked at “The Book Market” on Dalhousie – it’s closed now, did you know? :'(

  • I.A.W.  

    That was a great place. One of my first full time jobs was at just such a place. The things you can find … amazing.


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