Turkey, Istanbul

Turkey: why not?!

It’s hard not be intrigued by Turkey, the Middle Eastern country that has such a rich, spiritual culture, beautiful landscapes, mouth-watering gastronomy and storied history. The destination itself is a blend of many things, a hodge-podge of contradictions from ancient buildings to contemporary architecture and deeply-religious groups mixed with non-believing peoples. It is both Westernized and Oriental, and completely unordinary.

In the last few years, the country has been at the forefront of luxury travel, with new hotels popping up each year. In his 3:30 minute film Watchtower of Turkey, Leonardo Dalessandri travels through the country capturing six of its cities, from north to south. A stunning visual of vibrant colors, breathtaking terrain and clips of every-day Turkish life, the film brilliantly grants us insider access into the heart of Turkey. With a quiet, voice-over narrative introducing us to the country, the video moves through various shots in both slow and fast speeds. It’s an impressive journey to take. If this isn’t enough to convince you to take a trip yourself, we’re not sure what else could.

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