Saturday, January 28, 2012

Hairy Cake in Istanbul

Fascinating frosting formations flow from this fabulous confection.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Colorful Istanbul Part 4

More of the bright sights of Istanbul....

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Monday, January 23, 2012

Colorful Istanbul Part 1

Istanbul: What a colorfully stimulating city!

Delicious, addictive apple tea seemed to always be served in glass. 

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Pipe Art

I rarely see pipes anymore but Istanbul's Grand Bazaar had a beautiful selection of hand-carved Meerschaums.  Works of art even non-smokers can appreciate!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

"I Won't Cheat You As Much..."

One of the most anticipated stops on our recent trip to Istanbul was the city's ancient Grand Bazaar. Salesmen stood at the entrances to their shops beckoning shoppers and lookers in with, "Welcome.  Come in.  Where are you from?  Come in, come in....Don't worry, I won't cheat you as much as the others."