- сафар [safar] n. travel
As in, I’ve been on a bit of a сафар binge of late, first going to Istanbul and then heading off to Moscow on Thursday. I took over 300 photos in the former Constantinople née Byzantium, and sadly, I’ve only posted 17 of them as of yet. But the trip was terrific and I do plan to blog a bit about it. Maybe that’ll happen this week before I go to Russia, but I’m not full of hope on that front.
In the meantime, one of my favorite pictures from the Istanbul trip is below.
I had to stand on my tip-toes to see through the window, and after I saw the view, I raised my arm and took the best shot I could. When I looked on my camera’s viewfinder, the photo was terrible. Luckily, with the magic of digital photography, that one got deleted and after several more tries, I captured the Blue Mosque in the distance as seen through the exterior domes surrounding the Hagia Sophia.