3/1/15 I just returned from an exquisite trip to Istanbul, Turkey. As one of the cities on my wish list of places to see, I was not disappointed. This unique city is a wonderful combination of historical prominence and modernity. The images, scents and sounds are all unique to Istanbul and I do believe it has replaced Paris as my favorite city! My images reflect my impression of the romantic and cultural aspects of this wonderful city. As you will see in some of the pics, it was snowing which seemed to add to the magical feeling that somehow resurfaced time and time again throughout my exploration.