I can see this place from the end of my block but I rarely have a reason to come this far uptown. I was on 181 this morning dropping off an Amazon return and snapped this photo while waiting on the bus. I wonder if there are any kosher or Israeli restaurants around here?
In A Neighborhood in Ottoman Istanbul: Fruit Vendors and Civil Servants in Kasap Ilyas Mahalle, Cem Behar attempts to reconstruct the life of an Ottoman Istanbul neighborhood through the use of an exceptional collection of records that he claims are unique to Kasap Ilyas. The records he uses as a primary source for his reconstructionContinue reading “Response: Cem Behar’s “A Neighborhood in Ottoman Istanbul: Fruit Vendors and Civil Servants in Kasap Ilyas Mahalle””
One of the first things I noticed on my first trip to the Philippines was two goats tied to the side of a building in downtown Manila, near NAIA. It was so amusing that I took a photo of it through the cab window. That was back in 2008, but things are still the same. Continue reading “Goats Everywhere”