‘Citizens of the World’ – Part II

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Textures of Travel

In Spring of 2014, Jen and her husband Jim travelled throughout southern and eastern Europe making stops in
Florence and Rome, Italy; Crete and Santorini, Greece; and finally ending Istanbul, Turkey.
Jen found each city presented its very own distinct palette of smells, colors, light, and textures.
(Photography by Jim Thomson)

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Il Duomo di Firenze, Italy
Peaking out behind layers of buildings and people.


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Piazza Navona, Rome, Italy
We often focus on the obvious, large scale, and grand. The beauty of travel is that we can take the time to embrace the details such as a lion sipping from the bountiful waters of Rome, in the Fountain of the Four Rivers.


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Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey
The sheer quantity of historical and religious layers and textures that can be found throughout this majestic basilica turned mosque turned museum is staggering. The play of light and shadow is captivating.

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Topkapi Palace, Istanbul, Turkey
Never forget to look up, even in a quiet and relatively unassuming space.

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Basilica Cistern, Istanbul, Turkey
The power and drama of well placed lighting.