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.
Upon visiting Sisko Carpets, Rudy learns of the stories that are weaved into each beautiful rug. Also, visit Rustem Pasha Mosque and its Iznik tiles, an art form that is thankfully being rejuvenated.Watch 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 prime…Watch Now >>
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 >>