Book Benches Promote Reading In Istanbul


The city of Istanbul is promoting reading with book benches. Benches that look like an open book have been placed around the city and on each bench which carry poems from 18 famous Turkish poets. You can view a larger image of the bench here.

by Steve Hall    May-25-06   Click to Comment   
Topic: Good, Guerilla, Outdoor   

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It's nice to see Brittanica in action: Not sure if the print edition is still available. What was the name of the Turkish writer who was unpatriotic (which is a sure sign of patriotism) that was let of by the judiciary recently? Anyway.. Here's Orhan of Constantinople....

Posted by: Charles Frith on May 25, 2006 6:27 PM

Not Constantinople?

Posted by: tom on May 26, 2006 8:50 PM

You guys, still, said Istanbul again again Constantinople. Are you uneducated or what:)

Posted by: istanbul on May 28, 2006 5:32 PM

I was told they were in Istanbul but what do I know. I just report what I see.

Posted by: Steve Hall on May 28, 2006 5:51 PM

I did not say to you anything Mr Hall. I'm just saying that this Constantinople thing is very old anymore. Only the Greek people said Istanbul is Constantinople. I am always laughing at that.
So, the benches are from Istanbul, not Constantinople:)

Posted by: istanbul on May 28, 2006 6:34 PM

Haha yes they are in Istanbul. These are Turkish poets and there's the city's sign on the spine.

Posted by: Idil on January 3, 2009 7:21 AM