Short Stay in Amazing Granada

(from the journal, November 1-4)  The bus climbs over the mountains, which give way to rolling foothills, olive trees, citrus orchards, a nuclear power plant. Granada is chilly but not rainy. “Iglesias del Salvador,” I tell the taxi driver, his Prius delivering us to an easy landmark a stone’s throw from our flat. It is noon. We are the first …

Main Attractions: Hagia Sofia and the Blue Mosque

Hagia Sofia (or Ayasofia) was founded as a Catholic church in the 6th century, and converted to a mosque when Istanbul was conquered in the 15th century. It is no longer a functioning mosque. It is fascinating to see the massive round Arabic canvasses, thirty feet in diameter, surround the main chamber, while ancient Biblical mosaics adorn the walls. Light …

PHOTO POST…the beauty of Istanbul…

PHOTO BLOG POST Sharing the beauty of Istanbul in these sweet moments before migrating west…soaking it all in as we begin to open and spread our wings to the winds again…we will be pointing our wings to the south of Spain later next week… Here are some reflections inspired by the beauty I feel…flowing through everyone and everything…all around the …

PHOTO POST…Istanbul, Turkey

ISTANBUL is a magical city full of mystique and charm. Our nest is perched upon the hill where the famous Galata Tower resides in the Bohemian District of Beyoglu. The Old City is across the Galata Bridge, which we visit almost every single day. Istanbul is truly a wonderful city full of vibrancy and creativity with lots and lots of …