Thursday, March 20, 2008

Nothing Like A Baby

I remember having pillow fights as a kid, and always loved them. Do you? We would smack our friends upside the head for a few seconds, and then we would fall over shrieking with laughter:)

Turns out a planned, massive fight is a lot different from those of our youth;) First of all, today's pillow fight will last a lot longer (about five minutes). Secondly, you could work up such a sweat and get so out of breath just by trying to hit complete strangers with your pillow.

It's something just completely ridiculous about getting hit repeatedly by an object as soft and forgiving as a pillow:) When it's dozens of different pillows and people you have never met before doing the hitting, it would be even funnier:)

On Saturday, Mar 22nd 2008, there will be Massive Pillow Fights in cities around the world. Refer here to locate the nearest one, and also to learn for more about this event.

Rules for a Pillow Fight in the communiqués are:

* Soft pillows only!
* Swing lightly, many people will be swinging at once.
* Do not swing at people without pillows, or with cameras.

* Remove glasses beforehand!
* The event is FREE, and appropriate for ALL ages.
* Wait until the signal to begin.
* This event is more fun with feathers!

Costumes and funky pillows encouraged:)

International Pillow Fight Day 2008 will also take place in Istanbul, as scheduled above. I think that many people drawn by internet postings, reading journals and word-of-mouth will converge at the Park Bebek on Saturday afternoon for a nearly three-hour pillow fight. Here the Park Bebek below:

There is a splendid view when you walking at Park Bebek: blue and green so close to each other, oh to die for! Particularly on the weekends, it is a very desired location -see below- to relax, to brunch, and for romantic escapes such as fine restaurants and dine outs.

Bebek is one of the wealthiest neighbourhoods of Istanbul. Located on the European shores of the Bosphorus, and it's surrounded by other wealthy districts such as Arnavutkoy, Etiler and Rumeli Hisari. The direct translation of the word ''Bebek'' into Turkish language is ''Baby'':) Between, I like its name very much:) Here its glamorous Bebek Bay and Bosphorus in photos now:

Bebek was a popular residential district under the Ottoman rule. Its population reflected the multi-diverse society which is still visible today in Bebek's historic buildings. Bebek is one of my top favorite districts in the City! J'adore as Bebek is a place like 'baby':)

I can easily imagine that within minutes, pillows will be arching, feathers will be flying, the Park and hundreds of people to be covered in white down that gives the scene a wintry lustre like the photo below taken in Paris Pillow Fight-2007:

My hope that the event in the world cities' will be pretty great having reported as 'No injuries, no cops and LOTS OF SMILES' after it is all over.


  1. ciao Niahl..... bellissime queste foto..quì in Sardegna la primavera si è affacciata solo per pochi giorni, ora è tornato il brutto tempo che seguirà per tutto il periodo delle feste.
    Tanti auguri di Buona Pasqua a te e tutti coloro che ti stanno vicini.
    un abbraccio Bea.

  2. Had never heard of this International Day. What a shame... ;))
    Anyhow, your pictures are excellent and Bebek is much nicer under the sun...
    The flower post is beautiful and the Potato Salad, yumm!
    But red wine bath or green tea bath... what a choice!!!
    Thanks for your comments at Blogtrotter, where I finished my Greek Islands 2006 adventure with a post on Cretan Towns! Since it's Easter time, also made a post with some lousy pictures on Easter in Prague (1997) at Revival 90s.
    Enjoy and have a great weekend!

  3. Hi Nihal...wah...pillow fight day? honestly I have never heard of it nor knew it existed, so cool to learn still so many things form your blog, and I really loved the previous post esp on flowers, many which we dont have it here :)
    have a fantastic weekend

  4. merhaba nihal

    aaa choo ... that's what i get outta pillow fight ...

    back here, we use metric system for all measurement. i am of old school which used the imperialist system.

    baby ... i mean bebek is a very nice place ... yep ... looks luxurious arond.

    have a nice weekend :-)

  5. internationl pillow fight day??
    how funny this is, never heard of it before ;))

    the spring images of istanbul are so gorgeous nihal!! would like to make another promenade with you along the water side!!

    have a great spring easter, nihal!

  6. @ Bea: Carissima, mille grazie per gli Auguri, sei gentilissima come sempre. Dimenticavo, tua cartolina e' arrivato oggi, che grande sorpresa per questa Pasqua! Un piccolo pensiero? No, no, ma e certamente un grande pensiero. Faccio parlare qui fra poco tempo, aspettami. ((Un abbraccio forte))

    @ Gill: Never heard of this Int'l Day? Well, thanks I am here, LOL:)

    @ Kate: Do not worry dear. Sooner or later Spring arrives there. This rose along the way as a gift to cheer you up a little;) -----{---{{-@

    @ Marita: Yep, both summer and spring, are the most cheerful & lively times in the city. The city becomes so attractive one like a very-beautifully dressed lady:)
    Oh with a big pleasure, I am pretty ready for a walk w/you;)