Saturday, October 3, 2009

Sid Goldstein


29 eylul de Halis'in uzaklardan gelen bir ziyaretcisi vardi. Halis ve Sid Goldstein'in arkadasliklari 1966 Sardis arkeolojik kazilarindan baslayarak devam etti. Sid Islam cam sanati uzmani ve yillarca Saint Louis Muzesinde calisarak henuz emekli oldu. Kendisi blogu takip etmekte oldugundan Halis'i gorunce az cok nasil bir tabloyla karsilasacagini biliyordu.Uzun, tatli bir sohbet oldu, anlatan Sid, dinleyen Halis olarak.Sid'in Ingilizce konusmasi ayrica bir uyaran olmustur diye dusunduk. Tesekkurler Sid, vefali dost. (FIGEN)

On September 29, Halis had a friend from afar visiting. The friendship between Halis and Sid Goldstein go way back, to 1966 Sardis archeological excavation in the Aegean region. Sid eventually went onto becoming an Islamic art and glass expert and has recently retired from one of America's major museums, the Saint Louis Art Museum. He had been following the blog, and decided to come to Istanbul following an event he was attending in Athens. He knew more or less what to expect because of the blog. They had a long conversation and Halis listened to Sid intently. I was hoping hearing English might be a stimulant for Halis. Thank you Sid for coming by. You have been a loyal good friend.

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