Wow, I have really neglected this space lately…not to mention myself. My life has mainly revolved around work for the last month and a half, which has not been the most exciting. My husband and I finally mustered up the time and energy to journey over to Istanbul for the weekend for some much-needed interaction with civilization. We didn’t want to make any specific plans, so we just went with the flow the whole weekend long. After hitting up one of our favorite cafes, we found ourselves wandering over to the iskele to take the ferry over to the European side of the city. After all this time, crossing the Bosphorus still feels like such a magical experience each time.
Even though it didn’t feel like it at all due to the heat, the city was showing a few signs of fall. After eating and wandering the streets, we ended up in Sultanahmet and decided to check out some of the museums we hadn’t yet seen.
We stumbled into the Mosaic Museum, and for such a small museum, it was really impressive. Even though the mosaics were from the Byzantine period, you could really see the fusion of east and west that has always been at the heart of Istanbul reflected in the imagery. I can’t believe we’d never stopped there before…well worth the visit!!
We tried to visit the carpet museum as well, but we didn’t make it in time, so I guess that’s another plan for another day.
I’m hoping this is the start of a few more adventures and a little less self-neglect.