Friday, December 31, 2010


Today we are posting photos of all the sweet folks that have visited us in Istanbul so far, along with some of the new friends we have made here. Looking forward to many more visitors in 2011!

Colleen on the peak of Buyukada, Princes' Islands 

Mark and Bruno in Topkapi Palace

Julia's brother Paul on a carriage ride in Princes' Islands

Paul on the ferry

Bob and Dick on Istiklal Caddesi. Bob is our friend from Philly, and Dick is living here for the year.


Ulku (left) and her sister Arzu in Ortakoy, a beautiful neighborhood on the Bosphorus. We met Ulku through the Istanbul Fulbright Office.

Fellow Fulbrighters Aimee and Jordan.

Kris and Sarah on Princes' Island

Students from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts at Rustem Pasa Mosque:
Courtney, Kara, Ewa, Julia, Connie, Gibbs, Sinead, Lucia, Morgan, Galen and Shane

Dale at the Blue Mosque

Shane, Sarah and Dale in Taxsim Square


  1. And I'm looking forward to posts about Geo, K, and E! (This blog is beautiful!) -- Diane (Geo's sister)

  2. Hi Diane. Thanks! We just saw the Patriarch for the Epiphany service! It was amazing. I don't usually get to sorting out new photos for weeks... maybe I can email you some of George and kate and Ella? Send me your email, if you'd like. Warmly, Julia