Following the theme of finding nice reading places, I have been visiting
Gulhane Park in Sultanahmet -(the historic Constantinople) area of
Istanbul, whenever, I have a chance to pass by , on way from Libya
FLAVOURS OF SULTANAHMET
FLAVOURS OF SULTANAHMETflf
HAGIA SOPHIA The domes have spectacular light and shade effects
WEEPING COLUMN many interesting legends associated. No 30 of audio guide, on the right of the ramp leading to the upper galleries
Mosaic. The faces of St John and Virgin Mary are said to be serious as they are asking Jesus to forgive.
RUMELI FORT.built by Mehmet 11. Nice sea breeze and views, carrying many currents of centuries
Understanding the connections between sea of Marmara, Bosphorus, Black sea and Byzantine, Ottomans, modern times whole cruising through this marvellous natural wonder
Turkish countryside, on way from Eskisehir to Istanbul
Returned at Night, to take a different perspective of the same monument. Night photography has its charms
Mevlana Museum, the shrine of Jalaludin Rumi and other important figures of this spiritual movement. The relations between Asia Minor, Constantinople, Europe come alive through the many exhibits related to books, music. The rose garden around the museum is a particularly charming place to sit in the winter sun.
Peaceful cat in Cafe in Sogukcesme street, Sultanahmet-Istanbul
Hagia Sophia – a place of worship for over 1500 years
On a leaf
MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS-brought back fond memories of friends, family from Balkans who played similar instruments
In better times, the flight connections were straight, Turkish airlines
used to operate. But now we have to stay in Istanbul, wait for connecting flights.
So one makes the most of it, by exploring Istanbul
GULHANE PARK..has different atmosphere in different times of the day
In March 2015- It was raining
In August 2015- I went for an early morning walk, and meditated by
the Column of Goths, saw Bosphorus in the early morning.
Morning calm..not many people around at that hour
This reminded me of some other reading places where I have enjoyed
the many flavors of art and literature in scenic environments
WILKET CREEK PARK-CENTRAL DON-TORONTO
VIDEO BY SAGAR..AT PORT CREDIT-..MISSISSAUGA..OCTOBER 2015
A psychologist, interested in mindfulness practices.
I practiced medicine as a radiologist for 23 years in India and Libya as a radiologist before shifting to Canada.
A regular diarist, journaling since 1983
Reading journal : gracereadings.com