Is This the World’s Oldest Shopping Mall?

Dodging rug vendors in Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar

The Blue Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey. All photographs by the author.

A new August morning arrives, blissfully, with a thin layer of clouds overhead. Perhaps this will put a damper on the day’s temperature. Given time I’m certain that my body would adapt to Istanbul’s climate, but right now I am still perspiring buckets of sweat every time I step out our front door. I will gladly…

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Richard J. Goodrich - The Peripatetic Historian

Richard J. Goodrich - The Peripatetic Historian

The Peripatetic Historian: former history professor now travelling the world and writing about its history. Newsletter: http://rjgoodrich.substack.com.