Istanbul. You can’t describe it. No matter what you say, you’ll be leaving something out. It’s modern. It’s ancient. It’s Europe. It’s Asia. Eastern, western, busy traffic and quiet gardens, urban and island, palaces and bazaars, ferries and freeways, sea and sky and streetscape: Istanbul.
I’ve been occupying Evren’s apartment while she attends a workshop in Italy. Tomorrow I leave Kadıköy – the district where I’ve been staying – to meet up with my tour group. I have some packing to do so I’ll leave you with a glimpse of the city. There would be so many more images, but it’s actually been grey and rainy the past two afternoons and the light hasn’t been quite right. I’ll keep trying!