Places

Words Made Flesh

By / May 2012

Brian McKanna on Istanbul’s newest museum, a project by the Nobel laureate Orhan Pamuk: “Pamuk has fashioned a clever, fascinating study into the discrepancies between fact and fabrication.”

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The View from a Rickshaw

By / May 2012

Chris Watts on what Chennai looks like from the back of a rickshaw: “Chennai roads are a maelstrom of close, breath-brief encounters. Nameless, nearly formless, strangers keep whizzing by.”

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The View from Sacre Cœur

By / April 2012

Will Fleeson on what Paris looks like in the morning from the steps of the famous basilica: “Everyone climbs in Paris, from Balzac’s Rastignac to the migrants and joggers on this unremarkable morning. Everything climbs.”

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Secret Garden

By / April 2012

One Muslim family has lived and worked in the Ferikoy Protestant Cemetery, a walled-off graveyard near Istanbul’s answer to Fifth Avenue, for going on half a century.

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