Cunda-Moshonisia (Alibey) island

Cunda is one of the 23 islands of Ayvalık town lies on the Aegean coast of Turkey opposite the Greek island Lesbos. Once you come to Ayvalık town, you drive by the sea shore and than pass a bridge to reach the island of Cunda. The old windmills being on the top of the hilly... Continue Reading →

Istanbul from Ara Güler’s eyes

Ara Güler's Istanbul Turkey’s greatest photographer … Ara Güler’s work asks age-old questions about progress and innocence, and ultimately leaves it up to the viewer to decide which is more important to society’.  His Istanbul is a unique record of daily life in the cultural capital of Turkey from the 1940s to the 1980s, captured... Continue Reading →

From Delphi to Constantinople

Last week, I joined an archaeological trip to Greece, and I was so excited to see the base of the Serpent Column at the temple of Apollo at Delphi, which is now at the Hippodrome (Sultanahmet Meydanı) of Istanbul. A view of the temple of Apollo from the theatre of Delphi Heredotus  describes a golden tripod balanced on a three-headed... Continue Reading →

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