Commentary on the Politics, History and Culture of the Middle East and Central Asia, by Brian Ulrich
Sunday, December 03, 2006
This is the Topkapi Palace, seen from the Galata Bridge in Istanbul. I still haven't been inside the palace, but may see it during my 11-hour layover in Istanbul December 30. It was great to finally escape this feeling, however briefly.
Other pictures from the brief swings through Turkey that bookended my Caucasus trip are here.
I am an Associate Professor in History at Shippensburg University, where I teach courses in Middle Eastern and world history. My two major research areas are the Middle East from the 7th through 10th centuries and the Persian Gulf from ancient times to the present. Nothing on this site represents an official position of Shippensburg University.