Excerpts from my full travel journals, which have move to DavenoTravels.blog
This collection resulted from my travels through Istanbul in 2011. They are shown there alongside the architectural elements that I was inspired by.
I returned to Istanbul expecting to spend a few days there, but would instead take an impromptu trip to the ancient Ottoman capitol of Bursa.
I find the Ibrahim Pasa Palace, a building that dates back to the Ottoman period which houses the Islamic Art and Ethnology Museum. It’s a treasure trove…
I arrive at the Topkapi Palace 2 hours before closing. I wait in a line that eats up twenty valuable minutes, and enter through the Gate of Salutation, whose iconic towers remind me a little bit of Disneyland.