Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Last Call! A 3D printed adventure

Last Call! Mini Fleur for British Airways
Spoiler: not life size! 

About a month ago, I posted about an exciting project I was doing with British Airways for their Last Call campaign, for which they 3D printed me (!) and sent the miniature Fleur off to Istanbul to see what delights it could find. Sadly, I didn't make it to any vintage shops, should there even be any in Istanbul; but I did do some pretty awesome things, and I am delighted to be able to post the fabulous photos!

Firstly, breakfast. I entirely approve of this traditional Turkish breakfast from an awesome-looking place called Yesil Mavi Cafe, which contains all the major food groups. Cheese, eggs, meats and olives. I will eat the hell out of this when I go myself.

Last Call! Mini Fleur for British Airways

Obviously, I did my fair share of visiting the big landmarks of Istanbul. Here I am at the Blue Mosque, also known as Sultanahmet Mosque. Built between 1609 and 1616, it's called the Blue Mosque because of the tiles inside. Can't wait to go in and see!

Last Call! Mini Fleur for British Airways
BA tweeted this picture and I got trolled by an Islamophobe. Thanks, Internet.

Then, I went to see Rumelian Castle (an Ottoman fortress) & Bosphorus Bridge! 

Last Call! Mini Fleur for British Airways
And had a nice sit down on a bench... ok, I stood.

Ortakoy Mosque was next, with Bosphorus Bridge again in the background. Big ol' bridge!

Last Call! Mini Fleur for British Airways

All this standing is clearly hard work, so time for a little mid-morning break. I posted this on Instagram and Facebook making a joke about having wine for breakfast (standard behaviour for an English person on holiday) and a few people corrected me. I know it is Turkish tea... it's on the caption! ;) That's the Maiden's Tower behind me, which dates from the Byzantine era.

Last Call! Mini Fleur for British Airways
That bread circle is Simit, a Turkish street food that I can't wait to try!

Some culture? I'm at the Modern Museum of Istanbul. Those are books behind me. I like books! 

Last Call! Mini Fleur for British Airways

Back to the eating! This is Turkish coffee, made using what is probably the oldest coffee brewing method there is. It's done in a special pot, called a cezve, and is very strong and sweet. Served with Turkish Delight, obviously. I hope it's rose flavoured! 

Last Call! Mini Fleur for British Airways
Afternoon Delight! 

These below are Turkish coffee grinders! In a souvenir shop in the Grand Bazaar, which is one of the places I am definitely going to go.

Last Call! Mini Fleur for British Airways

Last Call! Mini Fleur for British Airways
And some other snazzy ceramics.
Last Call! Mini Fleur for British Airways
Mmm... baklava. From a famous place in Istanbul called Karakoy Gulluoglu.

As you can see 3D Fleur did a lot of eating, which also is standard for a holiday. Classic dinner of fish and some delicious looking sides at Istanbul's Flower Passage:

Last Call! Mini Fleur for British Airways

Last Call! Mini Fleur for British Airways

And last but not least, some desserts. How I wish this were really life sized!

Last Call! Mini Fleur for British Airways
The many Delights in the Spice Bazaar.

I'd like to say hello and thank you to my real life Istanbul guide Gulsah Peker (@berizeka) and photographer Fulya Beken (@fulyabeken) who are total babes and whom I will be asking for tips when I go there myself in September! As mentioned in the last blog, it's a complete coincidence that BA sent me there as my trip was already booked! It's just made it all really exciting.

If you'd like to get a bargainous last-minute trip to Istanbul or any of the other fab destinations on offer, check out Last Call - the places change all the time so keep clicking back and hopefully you'll go (in person) somewhere cool for a low price. Thank you British Airways for including me in this fun project... I'm now just eagerly awaiting my mini me reward to be delivered to my house so I can put her on display!

Fleur xx
DiaryofaVintageGirl.com

8 comments:

  1. Great post, when I first sore the pictures I thought she was really :) looks like a lovely place.

    Gaby x

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  2. Mim McDonald10 July 2014 09:23

    I am very envious of all the tasty things Mini Fleur got to eat. And, indeed of the whole trip. Istanbul looks gorgeous.

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  3. Charlotte Wood10 July 2014 14:18

    That is the most beautiful coffee cup I have ever seen! I would buy some just like it if there happened to be an affiliate link.

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  4. Juliet Flynn10 July 2014 15:37

    There are indeed vintage shops in Istanbul- one of them is the 2nd biggest in Europe (or so they say), and it's on the main shopping street, Istiklal.

    Here's a list of the best:
    http://www.theguideistanbul.com/news/view/1148/istanbuls-best-vintage-stores/

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  5. Fleur McGerr10 July 2014 15:53

    Brilliant! Thank you, will put them on the list :)

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  6. What a fun project to be part of. I hope you bring that dress and take some photos of your real self in some of the same locations. That would be really fun!

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  7. Andy Prakoso14 July 2014 23:02

    You look so damn sexy

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  8. Incendiary Blonde22 July 2014 14:45

    These photos are brilliant! You must recreate them with the real life you in the same places!!!! :D

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