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Gate of Ishtar Images from Istanbul Archaeological Museum

Gate of Ishtar Images from Istanbul Archaeological Museum

Located near Topkapi Palace in the Sultanahmet neighborhood Istanbul Archaeological Museum is an extraordinary museum. What will really catch your eye at this museum is the Gate of Ishtar. Twice I visited and will go again on my next trip to Istanbul Turkey, one of my favorite cities in the world. Ishtar Gate and Processional Way, […]

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Urgup Turkey – Historic Town – Tourist Center to Cappadocia

Urgup Turkey – Historic Town – Tourist Center to Cappadocia

Urgup is a town in Central Turkey that I visited in 2009 with a Turkish friend I had met the previous year on my first solo visit to Istanbul. Mehmet worked in the tourism industry so he made all the arrangements for a two-day tour of Cappadocia with our base in Urgup.     Although […]

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Solo trip to Istanbul Turkey – Land of Both Ancient and Modern

Solo trip to Istanbul Turkey – Land of Both Ancient and Modern

After my first solo trip to Istanbul Turkey it turned into one of my favorite cities in the world. Istanbul is a fascinating mix of ancient and modern. The first time I visited on my own I stayed in the Sultanahmet district due to the abundance of historic sites within walking distance and the availability of […]

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Beautiful Doors of Urgup Turkey Cappadocia Region

Beautiful Doors of Urgup Turkey Cappadocia Region

Staying in the town of Urgup I walked the neighborhood in the mornings and viewed a gallery of beautiful doors. When I notice a distinct character I enjoy photographing architectural features of a city or town. For instance when I walked around La Condesa neighborhood in Mexico City I enjoyed seeing the art deco features. […]

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Visiting the Blue Mosque in Istanbul Turkey

Visiting the Blue Mosque in Istanbul Turkey

While visiting Istanbul a must see is the Sultanahmet Mosque, or Blue Mosque at it is more commonly called. Looking down you will see this carpet at Blue Mosque, featuring a beautiful floral design. The carpet depicts blue tulips and other flowers also in shades of blue against a dark red background. Visiting the Blue […]

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