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Tulip Time in Istanbul!!!
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1.       kurtlovesgrunge
1435 posts
 12 Apr 2008 Sat 10:58 pm

3rd International Istanbul Tulip Festival, organized by the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality is held on April 5-13, 2008. The city plantedmore than 8.5 millon tulips around.

Here are the activities of this year’s festival:

The photos of the awarded tulips of "The Most Beautiful 100 Tulips" competition which was held during last year’s festival are on display at Taksim Square. Souvenir stands at the Square will sell objects related to tulip festival concept.

Taksim Square, Emirgan Park – Sarı (Yellow) and Beyaz (White) Kiosks, Ortaköy and Sultanahmet Squares, Bagdat Street and Göztepe Park host concerts of different performers everyday between 11:00 and 19:30.

"Lale Yansimalari Sergisi" (The Reflections of Tulip Exhibition) takes place at Topkapi Palace, Second Courts.

Emirgan Grove White Kiosk hosts "Laleler Heykel ve Tasarim Sergisi" (Tulips Sculpture and Design Exhibition) beginning from April 13th.

Famous Turkish painter Ismail Acar displays his works titled "Laleler" (Tulips) at Yildiz Palace Büyük Mabeyn. The exhibit opens on Sunday, April 13th.

The award ceremony of "The Most Beautiful 100 Tulips" competion takes place at Emirgan Grove on Saturday, May 10, 2008.

2.       Roswitha
4132 posts
 12 Apr 2008 Sat 11:29 pm

For Deli Kizin and Chantal:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0ZoJpWwi4E

Mantovani:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wX0mb9VqBe8

3.       lovebug
280 posts
 13 Apr 2008 Sun 02:11 am

Tulips have always been my favorite flower. I wish I was there for the festival.

Thank you so much Roswitha for the links. Beautiful pictures and accompanied by such wonderful music!!!

It is greatly appreciated

4.       Roswitha
4132 posts
 13 Apr 2008 Sun 02:14 am

You welcome, I hope you feel better these days!

5.       lovebug
280 posts
 13 Apr 2008 Sun 05:06 am

Thank you, I do feel better. Thank God it didn't last long.

6.       Abril
27 posts
 13 Apr 2008 Sun 05:52 am

Istanbul must have a very nice sight these days,

so colourful !

What a nice !

7.       Chantal
587 posts
 13 Apr 2008 Sun 10:21 am

Quoting Roswitha:

For Deli Kizin and Chantal:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0ZoJpWwi4E



Lol, thanks so much Roswitha! This is a Dutch folksong (Saying 'when spring comes I'll send you tulips from Amsterdam') lollol

8.       Roswitha
4132 posts
 13 Apr 2008 Sun 02:41 pm

Oh,Chantal, this song was and still is very popular too in Germany. "Tulpen aus Amsterdam".
Have a look:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gg_eXqUqI8w&feature

9.       lady in red
6947 posts
 13 Apr 2008 Sun 11:44 pm

This song was quite popular in the UK too years ago. An English singer/comedian called Max Bygraves got into the Top Ten with his recording of it.

10.       jools
162 posts
 14 Apr 2008 Mon 12:09 am

so strange to think Turkey gave tulips to Amsterdam

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