Rediscovering Kadikoy — Moda, where have you been?
All these… in one day of a self-improvised walking tour….
A walking tour of Kadikoy and Moda in broad day light (versus night time bars and clubs) turns up korfball…. a Dutch game similar to netball and basketball… except it’s played on sand. This one was on a public court along the Kadikoy coastline. Who knew??
…. an inexpensive restaurant with a priceless view — right in the middle of the Marmaray Sea in the backyard of Kadikoy — right next to the exclusive and historic members-only Moda Denis Kulubu (Moda Sea Club) envisioned by none other that M.Kamel Ataturk himself….
..a tea garden with $1.25 cups of Turk tea and grand water views…
…discovering a historic TramVay (TramWay) other than the famous one in Taksim Square… this one right here on the Asian side of Istanbul…
…..rifle practice over Moda…
…crowd control police at a Fenerbahce football game at Kadikoy, home of Turkey’s no. 1 football team..
…..graffitti art of Kadikoy’s street scene on the walls of a Kadikoy church — yes, there are churches in 99% Muslim Turkey — drawn during the Gezi Park protest of June 2013….
..and a garden cafe that could have been right out of Williamsburgh, Brooklyn/New York….
We are going back to Moda! Wouldn’t you?