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Monthly Archives: July 2014

Aya Sofya – Church of the Divine Wisdom

On the meeting point of two worlds, the ornament of Turkish homeland, the treasure of Turkish history, the city cherished by the Turkish nation, İstanbul, has its place in the hearts of all citizens. -Mustafa Kemal Ataturk   [soliloquy id=”1275″] Like Turkey itself, the Ayasofya is a meeting of two worlds.  For more than 100o years, this triumphant symbol of ...

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All Roads Lead to Rome

“The road is all but gone, destroyed by time, neglect, and the incursions of modernity; to travel the Appian Way today is to be a seeker, and to walk in the footsteps of ghosts.” Robert Kaster – The Appian Way   Stand for minute, eyes closed, on the outskirts of Rome on the ancient paving stones that make up what was ...

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