Stockholm Syndrome

Stockholm, the most beautiful Scandinavian capital in my view, was first known to me with the Stockholm syndrome but not with its exceptional understanding of design and architecture. I however had no idea what gave rise to the concept of Stockholm syndrome, which can in summary be defined as the feeling of dependence and affection nurtured by the hostages towards their capturer. During my first winter trip to Stockholm, I settle in the centrally located Nobis Hotel which is also home a...

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Streets of Rome: from Via Guilia to Borghese Gardens

Rome, isn’t it the most beautiful city on earth, worth spending days on its streets, getting lost and lost again. A morning in December, here’s the route I made: I start in Via Guilia , go straight to the river side, walk along the autumn leaves still yellow in early December, across the river is Trastevere, a neighbourhood worth to spend a full afternoon, so I skip it now and keep walking on the left side of the river Tiber. I take one of the side streets that goes to the old historical town...

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Roma’nın rengi, Air of Rome

Şehirlerin kendine has bir rengi olduğunu hiç düşündünüz mü? Artık hangi köşesinden hangi meydanın çıktığına şaşırmayı bıraktığım günlerin birinde arkadaşım Monica, beni belki daha önce önünden geçtiğim ama dikkat etmediğim bir meydana götürüyor. Pantheon’dan yukarı doğru çıkan bir ara sokakta konuşa konuşa ilerliyoruz. Meydana yaklaştığımızda oraya ulaşana kadar yere bakarak yürümemi ve başımı kaldırmamamı söylüyor, birkaç dakika içinde bir ufak meydana varıyoruz, sağ taraftaki kilisenin...

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The colour of Rome: Air of Rome

Have you ever thought that cities have their own colours? In one of those days I let myself enjoy every single corner of the gorgeous city, passing by the same streets again and again in order not to miss any details. My friend takes me to a piazza, promising me to show something wonderful. We took one of the streets from the Piazza de la Rotonda where Pantheon is located, she said I should look down on the street until she tells me to raise my head. We arrived in a little square, took the...

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