Here are some of my favorite photographs from around the world, but especially from Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and North America. Geographically yours, D.J.Z.
Sunday, June 19, 2016
It was called Constantinople for centuries. Now it is Istanbul. Why the change? According to toponymist George Stewart, Istanbul is "a name which a linguist can obviously recognize as a worn-down form of the original Constantinopolis." If you hear a different story, please correct the record. In 2010, the city was named a "European Capital of Culture."