About the Book
Istanbul is a fascinating city where east meets west and old world meets new. Its a beautiful and exotic city, rich in history, it grabs you with its sights, sounds and smells - the calls to prayer, the markets, people, exotic foods, mosques, exquisite Turkish carpets. This book includes photos of local people on the street as well as spectacular sights in Istanbul, including the Blue, Mosque, Hagia Sophia, the Grand Bazaar, the Spice Market, Topkapi Palace and Dolmabahce Palace, once home to the sultans, a cruise down the Bosporus and more.
This book also contains photos of family and friends on the Rabbi Wine trip in October 2007.
Marla Showfer is a photographer who grew up in Michigan, lived in Chicago for 12 years and currently lives in Sausalito, California. She has traveled in more than 30 countries and photographs people, their environments and anything that strikes her as slightly unusual.