If New York has Chinatown and Little Italy, then Istanbul has "French Street" full with tented buildings, street musicians, cafés, bars and art centers. Photo by Aniarenia


The Galata Tower called Christea Turris by the Genoese is a medieval stone tower in the Galata/Karaköy quarter of Istanbul, Turkey, just to the north of the Golden Horn.

Theatre at Knidos, Turkey. It was an ancient Greek city of Caria, part of the Dorian Hexapolis.

*TURKEY ~ Theatre at Knidos, Turkey. It was an ancient Greek city of Caria, part of the Dorian Hexapolis.

Mardin, Turkey

Mardin, Turkey: The town is located on the slope of a hill looking down south to the Mesopotamian plains. Mardin is on the rail and highway routes connecting Turkey to Syria and Iraq. According to a hearsay, the history of the city dates as far back as th

TURKEY - Bodrum Castle

Crusader castle in Bodrum harbor, Turkey. Bodrum Kalesi was built by the Knights Hospitaller starting in 1402 as the Castle of St. Peter or Petronium.

Ancient stone tunnel, Bergama, Turkey ..

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Cappadocia, Turkey - Located in the central part of Turkey, Cappadocia is a stunning part of the world and is known for the many houses that are built into the mountains and land, which were inhabited by Cappadocian’s for centuries.

Theodora (born: 500 AD?; died: 548 AD) - Married Justinian in about 523 AD  and in 527 AD Justinian I and Theodora took control of the empire. She participated in making Constantinople one of the world’s most sophisticated cities and promoted women’s rights. She had bridges, aqueducts, and churches built. She had laws passed that gave women more rights in divorce and property ownership.

died: 548 AD Empress Theodora was one of the most influential and powerful women in the Early Middle Ages. She was the wife of Emperor Justinian I and joint ruler of the Byzantine Empire

Bodrum is located in the southern Aegean region of Turkey. Home to the Mausoleum, Bodrum was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Today, its intriguing ruins, stunning beaches and cliff-top resorts attract people from all over the world. If visiting, don’t miss seeing the Castle of St. Peter, also known as Bodrum Castle.

TKempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay ( Bodrum, Turkey ) he Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay is tucked into a serene bay, with its own private beach.