Tag Archives: Istanbul

Moda Days, Back from Baku

We returned to the Asia side of Istanbul on returning from Baku, Azerbaijan.  This time we stayed in the heart of the upmarket neighborhood of Moda in the Kadıköy district. Cats are popular here, too.  Here are some that try … Continue reading

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A Month in Malta

We spent four weeks in Malta, living in the Sliema district across the bay from historical Valletta city. Malta is the smallest country of the European Union. Daughter met up with us for three weeks on her Summer break from … Continue reading

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The Largest Mosque of Istanbul

Süleymaniye Mosque I have a hard time taking photographs that capture the atmosphere of a Mosque or Cathedral.  There is a mystical atmosphere in the filtered light, the acoustics below a dome, and the believers mixed with the curious.  I … Continue reading

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Appointment in Istanbul

After leaving Daughter at Franklin U in Lugano, Switzerland in August, we have journeyed down the Balkans.  It was fulfilling on many levels as we discovered new freedoms, new cultures, new friends bordered by our daily life.  On Saturday, December … Continue reading

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Feeling Safe

The old man sits at the window after his morning walk. In a philosophical mood, he assays the traveling of his life. For him there is always that anxiety coming to a different country. Even though he visited France twenty … Continue reading

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Digital Books / Digital Museums

I have just completed the book, The Museum of Innocence, by the Turkish author and Nobel Prize winner, Orhan Pamuk. This book arrived electronically from the Hennepin County Library. My interest in the narrator is in the descriptions of people … Continue reading

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