Blog powered by Typepad
Member since 05/2005

Pages

September 2019

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30          

Categories

What's Cooking?

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

« The Living Room-Point Loma, after a San Diego 'vacation day' in the rain | Main | Saturday Stuffs »

Thursday, 19 May 2011

Comments

kat

great start despite the food, can't wait to hear/see more.

Nate

40 years ago when I was studying architecture I knew the structure as Santa Sophia.

Kirk

Thanks Kat!

Hi Nate - If I recall, that's what it is still called in Latin.

Jason

Awesome, can't wait to hear more. I love comparing your impressions of a place to my own.

ed (from Yuma)

As always, I like traveling with you to places I will probably never go. A couple of side notes:

When tulips were introduced into Holland, they led to one of the first speculative bubbles on record. People were trading in things like tulip futures etc until the bubble burst, impoverishing those who bought late.

Hagia Sophia (Holy Wisdom) is based on the biblical book of Proverbs (See 3:13-17 and chapters 8 and 9). Interestingly, Holy Wisdom is female. Allegedly, Justinian named the church Hagia Sophia to honor his wife Theodora (who by some people's accounts actually was running things). For a sixth century scandalous look at the couple read Procopius "Secret History." I was shocked!! Now back to eating.

Lynnea

So far, your pictures make me think that all of turkey was just stunningly beautiful. I'm excited to see more of them and read about all the good things you ate(minus the first meal =)).

Kirk

Hi Jason - I'm glad you enjoy these posts!

Hi Ed - There's just so much history.....

Hi Lynnea - Much of Turkey and Crete is very beautiful!

thatssoron

Lucky you! this are awesome pictures... must have been an awesome trip too

Kirk

Hi Ron - This was one trip that we didn't want to end.

Rosa

Istanbul was once Constantinople...
Definitely on my list of cities to visit....

When we were in Casablanca, we heard the call to prayer and the Medina emptied in no time. It was quite an experience.

Kirk

Hi Rosa - Yes, that's true, and Hagia Sofia was once considered the greatest cathedral in the entire world.

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Working...
Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been posted. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.

Working...

Post a comment

Your Information

(Name and email address are required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)

Created with flickr badge.

LA/OC Based Food Blogs