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March 22 2013




A wonderful dinner at La Carbonara in Rome.

March 20 2013

Upstairs, Downstairs



St. Peter’s Basilica, on a recent trip to Rome.

April 13 2012

Air and sea

Baby balkon

Straighten up

Residents and visitors..

March 15 2012

A whim well-executed

Thursday, here I come

Last week I threw caution to the wind and flew up to Istanbul for an all-nighter. Ben l’Oncle Soul does not often play small rooms, so I had to take advantage of the fact that he was at Babylon. Wonderful venue, wonderful music, wonderful night.



The soul for getting down

March 09 2012

Gentle haze

A warm welcome

We’ve been having some uncharacteristically subtle sunsets. I’m digging it.

March 08 2012

Aerial winter

The road



The best time of year for shots from the sky.

March 07 2012

The Master

The master's home

I couldn’t resist stopping by Ara Güler’s place, like a crazy stalker. If you’re not familiar with Güler’s work, it’s time to get with it.

March 06 2012

Street art



Baş Ağa Çeşmesi Sokak

This way


I’m really glad these pieces don’t get covered up. I think they add to the character of the city.

March 05 2012

The love tree

The love tree

Growing hearts

I thought this was a pretty clever idea, and lovely to look at.

March 04 2012



Don't worry, I will

If this seems like a blatant ad for Krispy Kreme, so be it. I was disappointed not to find any branches in Minnesota… luckily Krispy Kreme is alive and well in Istanbul.

March 03 2012

A touch of winter

Blown away

It snowed overnight, but it was so windy that by the time I woke up in the morning, most of it had blown down to the ground.

March 02 2012

Another sanctuary

In my room



The Central Palace Hotel. Personally, I loved it. Modern convenience with Late Ottoman overtones.

March 01 2012

February 29 2012

Food and drink

First drink of the night

Prawn udon


Prawn madras

Little Spain

So many good places to eat and drink in Istanbul.

February 28 2012

Coming to Taksim


Perhaps the most famous intersection in Turkey.

February 27 2012

February 26 2012


Raspberry and rum



Yes it is

The most expensive drinks on the strip, but also the best view.

February 25 2012

St. Antoine

St. Antoine





The church of St. Antoine (St. Anthony of Padua), a slice of tranquility in busy Beyoğlu.

February 24 2012

Turnacıbaşı Caddesi, far and near

Turnacıbaşı Caddesi

Çin Büfe

One little side street of a million little side streets, each with a great variety of things going on.

February 23 2012

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