Sunday, September 29, 2013

Looking back at Cihangir in Gratitude Not to Be There

A very loud construction site
home to a new hotel
Too loud for me!
Last year, I moved to the neighborhood of Cihangir from the western part of Istanbul. I was very excited to live in a culturally vibrant neighborhood known for its cafes and hipsters. I made it all of a month-and-a-half before moving out of there.
 
It was so loud and dusty! I used to live down the street from that minaret, which seemed like a great location at the time, because it was so close to public transportation and the Bosphorus. Maybe someday it will be. For now, it has this gigantic multi-year construction project going on in the neighborhood. Plus, additional noise coming from Erasmus students coming home from a night of revelry at all hours of the night. Gosh, I'm glad I don't live there anymore. My new place has been a source of constant peace and joy.

3 comments:

Moe said...

2 years ago we moved after 3 years there! Our neighborhood was in a war with the Park Otel construction and then some. Its a fantastic neighborhood and I love it, but for brunch with friends or drinks in the evening :) Then home to peace and quiet!

Karen said...

Chuckle. I hear you Moe!

Backto Bodrum said...

In summer construction is almost stopped so it doesn't disturb the tourists, i don't suppose you even get that respite in Istanbul.

 
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