September 30

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11 Istanbul

ISTANBUL

Sleepy at Yeni Valide Camii

 

Most of these photos have to do with trading, serving, and selling food of one sort or another. This should come as no surprise. At the junctions of Europe and Asia and the Black and Mediterranean Seas, Istanbul has been a major world entrepôt since earliest recorded times. The food and drink on offer there reflects this cultural sophistication in a consistency of tastes one might expect from a foodie’s paradise like Paris or Los Angeles.

There are fifteen million stories in the city, and here are a handful of them.