May 15, 2011

Chora Church and Its Surrounds

Istanbul is like the sweet baklava pastry it is so famous for; simultaneously cherished and cursed for its complex richness owing to its multitude of layers. Civilization upon civilization, culture upon culture, people upon people, have all added new dimensions to Istanbul, contributing to its unique flavor today.


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