Jun 022015
 

I miss the Hagia Sophia:

 

Hagia Sophia

Intoxicatingly beautiful.

 

 

 

Plus, there was a LOT of Istanbul that I didn’t see, not to mention the rest of Turkey, and the Middle East, and Europe.  Ah well, a fellah can dream, can’t he?  You’re all invited, too.

Nov 262014
 

Per WordPress’ Photography 101, here’s a picture with an edge. Specifically, the edge of a tower along the Theodosian Walls in Istanbul. Specifically, it’s near the Edrinekapi Gate, the site of Mehmet the Conqueror’s entrance into Constantinople in 1453.

Photography 101, Theodosian Walls, Istanbul, near Edrinekpai Gate

This is a section of the Theodosian Walls in Istanbul near Edrinekapi Gate.

 

Jun 032014
 

And day two of Writing 101 presents a much easier challenge for lil’ ol’ me.  Specifically:

We’re all drawn to certain places. If you had the power to get somewhere — anywhere — where would you go right now? For your twist, focus on building a setting description.

So, where would I go right now?  I would go to Istanbul.  And no, I’m not gonna sing the They Might Be Giants cover of that song, tempting though it may be.

Building-wise, the first place I’d want to see is the place to see:  the Hagia Sophia!  Take a look at it – how could you not want to go see a place like this?:

Hmmmm, come to think of it, I need to start thinking about booking a vacation somewhere this fall.  I need a rest.