Photographer's Note

The SantralIstanbul (Turkish: Santralİstanbul), opened in 2007, is an arts and cultural complex located at the upper end of Golden Horn in the Eyüp district of Istanbul, Turkey. The center, consisting of a modern art museum, an energy museum, an amphitheater, concert halls and a public library, is situated within the Silahtarağa campus of Istanbul Bilgi University that was formerly the first power station of the Ottoman Empire.

Arts, cultural, educational and social buildings of SantralIstanbul, having an area of 118,000 m², are all housed in the facilities of the former Silahtarağa Power Station, which served from 1914 to 1983 for supplying Istanbul with electric power. The site is named after the Turkish word "santral" for power plant. ( image shows one of the museum galleries housing an exhibition titled "Yuksel Arslan in Retrospect".
Santralistanbul'daki "Yüksel Arslan Retrospektifi" adlı sergiden bir görünüm. Santralistanbul gerçekten görülmeye değer bir yer; hararetle tavsiye edilir.

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