You can buy traditional souvenirs from one of the oldest closed markets in the world at Grand Bazaar...

You can buy traditional souvenirs from one of the oldest closed markets in the world at the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul.

1st visit: 2008. Istanbul, Turkey. Hagia Sophia is gorgeous in person.

The interior of Hagia Sophia. Hagia Sophia is a former Greek Orthodox patriarchal basilica, later an imperial mosque, and now a museum in Istanbul, Turkey.

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Off the Beaten Track in Venice

Dusk, Venice, Italy (photo via bonnie) - Oh, to be lost on the "streets" of Venice again!

Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre, Province of La Spezia , Liguria Italy

Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre, Province of La Spezia , Liguria Italy.

Impressive/Trippy satellite images from around the world

Impressive/Trippy satellite images from around the world

Impressive/Trippy satellite images from around the world air view above plan city cities

Ottoman dagger,19th century, steel, jade, gold, emerald, diamond, ruby. L. with sheath 22 1/4 in. (56.5 cm); L. without sheath 20 3/4 in. (52.7 cm); L. of blade 15 1/4 in. (38.7 cm); W. 2 13/16 in. (7.1 cm); D. 7/8 in. (2.2 cm); Wt. 14 oz. (396.9 g); Wt. of sheath 9.7 oz (275 g), Met Museum.

Ottoman dagger,19th century, steel, jade, gold, emerald, diamond, ruby. L. with sheath 22 1/4 in. (56.5 cm); L. without sheath 20 3/4 in. (52.7 cm); L. of blade 15 1/4 in. (38.7 cm); W. 2 13/16 in. (7.1 cm); D. 7/8 in. (2.2 cm); Wt. 14 oz. (396.9 g); Wt. of sheath 9.7 oz (275 g), Met Museum.

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Ancient streets of Locorotondo, Puglia - Italy - Will probably never see the real thing but this is beautiful!

Fountain somewhere in Provence, France

catherine other favorite place to live in is Venasque in Provence France venasque is dear to our heart as Isabelle, Co-founder of Frenchitude got married there ; Village of Venasque, Southern France.

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