2013-Istanbul and Ancient Constantinople

2013-Istanbul and Ancient Constantinople

Posted by on Sep 25, 2013 in Istanbul, Turkey | No Comments

Byzantium started out in the 660 BC as an ancient Greek city named for Byzas, the son of Poseidon, raised by Spring Fairies who was instructed by the Oracle of Apollo at Delphi to settle the land where the Golden Horn meets the Bosporus. He followed the advice of the Oracle and 150 years later, […]

2007 – Istanbul; Istiklal, Old City and the Topkapi Palace

2007 – Istanbul; Istiklal, Old City and the Topkapi Palace

Posted by on Jul 6, 2007 in Istanbul, Turkey | No Comments

We’re staying in the old Beyoglu District, near the Istiklal pedestrian zone, about a 20 minute walk from Taskim Square. This is the old Pera, once a wealthy suburb across the Bosphorus from the Old City. It’s now a revitalized section of Istanbul, filled with grand avenues of shops and cafes and narrow medieval streets […]