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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

interior Courtyard of the Favorites, Topkapi Palace Harem.

Main interior threshold, Hagia Sophia

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