Travel with The Art Explorers to Istanbul, the confluence of the great Christian, Moslem, and Byzantine cultures. Framed by the Marmara, Black, and Mediterranean Seas, and located on the mysterious Bosphorus Strait, Istanbul is considered home to one of the wonders of the world – Hagia Sofia. Located on the European portion of Turkey, the city is a repository of historic and modern art, as well as ancient ruins and culture. Places like the Blue Mosque take ones’ breath away, while a private viewing of Topkapi Palace will allow you a chance to behold the palace’s rare artifacts and treasures.
Istanbul, formerly the ancient site of Byzantium and Constantinople, is currently the nexus of Europe and Islam. Due to its geographic location, Istanbul has always played a central role in world affairs. The Grand Bazaar is enormous, and Rudy explores its many passages and offerings.Watch Now >>
Aphrodisias was constructed in honor of the Greek Goddess Aphrodite, and was considered one of the main centers for ancient Roman art. In Pamukkale you will discover one of the natural wonders of the world, the crystal-blue travertine terraces. Finally, visit the ancient site of Sardis where money, in the form of coins, was born.Watch Now >>
Rudy visits the Eyup Mosque, the fourth most important Islamic site, and the sacred gravesite of Abu Ayyub al-Ansari. Following Ramadan is the three-day festival known as Seker Bayrami (aka Sugar Feast), and the streets come alive with celebration. Topkapi Palace was built on the original site of the Acropolis of Byzantium, and the BosphorusWatch Now >>
Over time, Man has created some pretty amazing things. The ancient Maya built the remarkable ruins of Tikal in Guatemala. The ancient Egyptians sifted sand from their palms to conceive and create the Pyramids of Giza and the Great Sphinx. What does love conjure, you might ask? Well, India’s Taj Mahal stands as a primeWatch Now >>