|The Spice Market|
I returned from Turkey right before all the unrest. While there, I experienced an amazing country filled with history and seemingly endless resources. My trip began in Istanbul, a cosmopolitan city reminiscent of New York, London, Paris--with an eastern twist: the spires of mosques rising from the skyline, unexpected bazaars tucked into alleyways, palaces and art, great little outdoor cafes where you might enjoy a cup of tea or smoke a hookah.
Here are a few of my photos:
Istanbul is a city that spans two continents: Europe and Asia. It's possible to walk across a bridge from one continent to the other.
|Crossing from Asia to Europe|
|Ceiling in the Grand Bazaar|
Rich merchants would band together at caravan stops
on the silk road--and find protection from outlaws like
Ali Baba and his thieves.
|Where the camels stayed|