Here are some of my favorite photographs from around the world, all taken by me. Geographically yours, D.J.Z.
Friday, October 23, 2015
Beyond this gate is the Topkapi Palace, from which the Ottoman sultans governed a great empire for 400 years. To get here by sea, nature provided two more gates: (1) a constriction of the Bosporus guarded by castles on either side, and (2) a companion strait, the Dardanelles, through which fleets had to pass before reaching the empire's core.