Friday, 21 November 2008

Beyoglu clubbing

Clubbing at the Badehane in Beyoglu
I was hoping to get some shots of rocking nightlife near Taksim for my book project but it was just too dark to get any technically perfect shots. Anyway, this was one that I particularly liked. They are dancing like crazy to Selim Sesler's clarinet and his gypsy band of musicians.
What it is: A really down to earth bar with sawdust on the floor that attracts musicians and students. Selim Sesler and his band usually perform on a Tuesday evening. It is open daytime and until late every night, their tables filling the traffic-free street to capacity. There's a cosy soba (coal-fuelled traditional stove) for the cold Istanbul winter nights.
Where it is: On General Yazgan Sokak straight opposite and a bit to the right of the entrance to the Tunel funicular. 

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