Month: March 2016

Exploring Istanbul

Most of Greater Istanbul’s 8.7 million inhabitants live in Europe: in the old town, roughly corresponding to medieval Constantinople and still hemmed in by mighty if crumbling walls, and …

Blue Mosque Istanbul

The cascading domes and six slender minarets of the Sultanahmet Mosque (better known as the “Blue Mosque“) dominate the skyline of Istanbul. In the 17th century, Sultan Ahmet I …