Posts Tagged ‘Hagia Sophia’:


NE Turkey – Sites Seen and Unseen

astern Turkey beckons once again and we land in Trabzon ready to start our trek south following the borders.  Georgia, Armenia, Iran, Iraq and Syria all share Turkey’s eastern border and stretch out before us for the next fourteen days. The Black Sea laps at the city’s shore along the ribbon of new highway spanning the north coast of Turkey.   Although Trabzon is familiar to me from previous visits sadly on this visit there is one site that we will not be visiting.  The church of Aya Sophia of Trabzon has been recently converted from a museum to a mosque.  This 13th c structure is a wonderful

On the Bosphorus – Istanbul at it’s best

  s I start my workday in Istanbul, Turkey heading out to find carpets and textiles for various clients my day often starts on the Bosphorus. I have become expert in being able to time my walk from the flat to the ferry dock. I have daily ‘tour’ that I start each day with and also end each working day with as I catch the ferry from Asia in the morning to Europe and return each evening from the Old City on the European shore to Asia.