Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Walking through the winter rain in Sultanahmet creates a different perspective of the area compared to daylight hours.

You notice the New Year's lights twinkling in the distance outside vacant storefronts.

Cobblestone sidewalks devoid of people seem to disappear.

Rain puddles catch the changing shadows of the historical buildings after sunset.

There's an almost supernatual silence that settles into the neighborhood at night. In contrast, daytime is filled with boisterous interruptions from tourists and vendors alike.

If you can, walk through Sultanahmet at night in the rain and see how your perception changes. Don't forget to stop and admire the Blue Mosque.

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jaz@octoberfarm said...

what a wonderful life you are living! don't you sometimes feel like you have stepped back into time?

Anonymous said...


As you are baking a lot, I wonder if you have any interesting recipes with Carob molasses I could try. Here are a reference to Carob cub cakes I experimented with



Joy said...

@Jaz, I am very thankful for our life here! The history is everywhere! What always gets me is the history is several hundred, even thousands, of years old which is quite the contrast compared to "young" USA. :)