Wandering through one of Istanbul’s oldest districts in search of the latest street art.
Writing myself into a new beginning…
The Museum of the Ancient Orient is home to a very special artefact known as Exhibit L.2461. A small clay tablet inscribed in Sumerian cuneiform of a romantic poem thought to play a part in the yearly Sumerian fertility ritual.
To a visitor unaware of its purpose or its history it could easily be mistaken for some sacred underground temple with the many columns that give it an impressive atmosphere.
Commissioned in the 4th century by the Roman Emperor Constantin, the Hagia Irene today is both a concert hall and a museum worth exploring.
When I first started reading Madonna in a Fur Coat by Sabahattin Ali, I read…
One of the oldest and most important religious landmarks of Byzantine Constantinople.
With love, Martina
Exploring Istanbul with my camera.