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Istanbul, Ottoman & Byzantine stuff

i lived in #Istanbul 2003-2011, wrote/produced stories about the place and people and culture, incl the #expat literature collection Tales from the Expat Harem & the blog expat+HAREM

Four Tetrarchs Sculpture 4th Century - San Marco & Piazza - Venice, Italy On Museum Planet's iPad tour

a summer party in the old town, #istanbul. photo by @Anastasia Ashman

photo by @Anastasia Ashman #istanbul #weddings (this one at the Greek Orthodox Patriarchane)

passing Russian tycoon Roman Abramovich's command vessel in the Bosphorus. helipad, underwater lighting to prevent approach from below. photo by @Anastasia Ashman

Hagia Sophia. Relishing the layers of inspiration in pattern, color and texture of Istanbul’s Greek, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman past civilizations.