Through one’s travels one inevitably build up a certain relationship with places visited.  Thus it was with shock I heard the news yesterday of the suicide bomber who blew himself up killing at least ten tourists from Germany in the process that took place at the obelisk in Istanbul.  A sense of sadness engulfed me as I immediately thought back to our delightful visit to Istanbul in 2011.  Istanbul, a city endowed in history and populated by some of the world’s most friendly people.

The obelisk photographed at 9h25 on 3 October 2011

Obelisk Istanbul

The world seems to have lost its way.

It is Wednesday, midweek, please enjoy.

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