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The colors of Istanbul



I am irresistibly drawn to Istanbul. No matter what my condition, any stirrings quiet when I sit at a rooftop hotel restaurant in Sultanahmet, savoring a breakfast of Simit, white cheese, Gemlik olives, with a glass of cherry juice and free-flowing Turkish tea. I love the architecture, the smells, the colors, the food, and the sounds. Somehow I am unable to satisfy my need to experience more of this extraordinary city.


Alphonse de Lamartine famously proclaimed, "If one had but a single glance to give the world, one should gaze on Istanbul." I will not be able to do justice to de Lamartine with a very small sampling of pictures, but here are some photos I have taken.



(All photos, such as they are, where taken by me; all copyrights are reserved).

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