Istanbul is a city of layers. Surrounded by clusters of skyscrapers, its business districts form the outer crust. Further in, identically patterned apartment buildings rub shoulders with European style palaces where Empire gave way to industrialisation and democracy. 2,971 more words
Technical problems have taken down attwiw.com central (actually I may still be able to do some blogging; the big loss is that I can't get to the freelance piece I'm working on), but luckily it's the right day to rerun one of my favorite "this day in history" posts I've done here so far. Enjoy!