Tag Archives: Middle East

So long Istanbul….a collection of photo memories

Posted ago by Larry Bosco

Leaving Istanbul is the end of a two month stay in Turkey and I have enjoyed the country and its people immensely. Istanbul is one of the great cities of the world and is extraordinary…a city with breathtaking views of more »

Photo: The Grand Bazaar…with over 4,000 shops is a tourist trap par excellence in the heart of Istanbul

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Photo: The Parks and Gardens of Istanbul…the Ottomans were crazy for tulips and planted them in every one of their gardens.

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Istanbul Art Scene-Check it out!

Posted ago by Larry Bosco

Of all the art scenes I have observed around the world (out side of the US and Western Europe) Istanbul has one of the best contemporary art scenes around. A complex mix of high end art, international avant-garde, photography, installation more »

Photo: On an Istanbul street a man plays a Kabak Kemane a Turkish folk instrument.

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Photo: ISTANBUL…The Spice Bazaar at night offers everything from nuts and dried fruit to spices. Shop until you drop!

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ISTANBUL…where east meets west.

Posted ago by Larry Bosco

On the bus again, this time from Sofia to Istanbul. ISTANBUL…the very name conjures up images of film noir mysteries and international intrigue. From Orson Wells to James Bond the city has served as a perfect backdrop  whenever a dash more »

Photo: The domes and minarets of Edirne’s Grand Mosque build in 1414 AD

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Photo: Courtyard of the Mosque…Oc Serefeli Caml in Edirne Turkey

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Turkey’s Forgotten Corner

Posted ago by Larry Bosco

The area of Thrace in northwest Turkey is not a common stop on the tourist circuit. While there I may have been one of five tourists in the town of Edirne.  It is a shame that more people don’t explore the more »