The Post-War World Was Jazzing… Although Charles King uses these words in his novel to describe Istanbul right after the first world war; in today’s perspective where every moment is a struggle, it is obvious that we are all waiting for the moment when we can lose ourselves to jazz. Pera, “the opposite side” of the Ottoman Empire, has always been the most cosmopolitan area of the city since the day it started hosting Orient Express passengers. Symbolizing the birth of modern Istanbul, Pera is an impeccable source of inspiration for creators. Each layer can take you to completely different worlds.  These chapters promise a piece of Pera’s soul, not a walk down memory lane.

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