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Istanbul’s Sabanci Museum is hosting leading international artist Anish Kapoor's works in stone now through the beginning of 2014.

The exhibition, which is curated by Sir Norman Rosenthal, is the first to focus on the artist's stone sculptures in marble, alabaster and materials, many of which have not been seen in public before. The exhibition also includes iconic works such as 'Sky Mirror and Yellow' bringing together sculpture, architecture, engineering and technology. The highly anticipated exhibition will be presented both in the galleries and the gardens of Sakip Sabanci Museum.
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The Anish Kapoor exhibition at the Sabancı University Sakıp Sabancı Museum may have inspired a small wave of future artists that will go on to make their own mark on the Turkish artistic landscape. More immediately, (we mean right upstairs) a more edible variation of this creative discourse has manifested itself on the plates of müzedechanga restaurant.

Dishes replicate the bold textures and colors of Kapoor’s work and are rightly entitled "Sculptural Tastes."

The special menu is available by reservation only on Wednesday and Friday evenings when guests can view the Anish Kapoor exhibition until 8pm.
 
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Archaeologists from the Istanbul Archaeology Museums recently uncovered their 37th shipwreck at Yenikapi, a merchantman dating to the 5-6th centuries AD, The contents, if not the actual ships' timbers, of four Byzantine shipwrecks are on display at the Istanbul Archaeology Museums, along with many other fascinating finds from the Yenikapı excavations.

These included Neolithic footprints, Byzantine gold coins, and a wall of skulls representing a selection of critters (these included elephant and camel!) which had met their watery end hundreds of years ago at the bottom of the Harbour of Theodosius, as Yenikapı was called by the Byzantines. The exhibition, accompanied by a catalogue of the same name, features an interactive section which entertainingly informs the visitor about the excavations and the harbour.
 
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Bebek is inarguably one of the best neighborhoods to stroll through on a weekend, especially when the weather is good. Within this upscale neighborhood there is a gem of a place called Bebek Kahve. A classic among Istanbulites, Bebek Kahve is a humble cafe that greets you with wooden tables and chairs, like the coffee houses of yore.
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A 20-minute walk away from Bebek, you'll reach Rumelihisarı. Unlike its posh counterpart, Rumelihisarı is filled with low-key restaurants and cafes. Sade Kahve and Kale Cafe are our top picks from that area. Both cafes have fantastic views of the Bosphorus and feature a similar menu.

Aşşk Kahve (Aşk meaning love with an extra ş) is a small cafe with a large menu of options. Everything from varying egg creations, to sandwiches, and salad and mains such as pasta, fish, and chicken dishes, as well as vegetarian dishes and alcoholic beverages. 

The House Cafe in Ortaköy is located right by the Bosphorus with a stunning view. A modern interior, designed by the award-winning Autoban Design Office, is paired with a menu of seasonal international dishes and cocktails.