Weekly Photo Challenge: CULTURE

CULTURE  has countless meanings, depending on where you are standing at the moment.  Here, in my home in the U.S., I (love to) think of something ‘other’…international…different from ‘American Culture‘.

So, in photos I have chosen to show one of my favorite cities…Istanbul…with a culture all its own…different, even, from surrounding countries because of its unique geographical position straddling two continents…part of the city in Europe, part in Asia, across the Bosphorus.

Istanbul is a striking study of East meets West…centuries-old iconic structures and mosques…

schoolchildren in uniform with iPod buds in their ears…and my favorite moment that I was too slow to capture…a burka-clad young woman on a moped!

Extra-ordinary! Continue reading