04/10/2010 - 04/10/2010
Volumes have been written about this city where East meets West, the only city in the world spread over two continents. Is life a balancing act, perhaps suggested by this sculpture?
More food carts (the sesame bread is wonderful!) and stairs to the Galata Bridge.
Walking about on some of the side streets – see the potted cat?
We took an afternoon boat tour to get a closer look at the two sides of the Bosporus.
The Dolmabahçe Palace, on the European side – our guide said there is absolutely no difference between the European and Asian sides of the city.
Fishing, fishing everywhere for very small fish.
Cleaning the Bosporus.
A vegetable market on the Asian side.
A reminder of Fenway Park back home – this soccer stadium is right in the city – valuable real estate in the midst controversy.