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For Sebnem And Her Family! (42)
red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
This picture is dedicated to Sebnem, her husband Ekrem, her 'little' ;-) brother Cem and the rest of her Family. We met few days ago in Istanbul and this was unforgettable time for sure!

*Please take a look at workshop pictures also.

We [with Joanna] were for first time in Turkey. But not for last, I'm sure! Sebnem - a real Lady - showed us miracles of her city. We walked with her and her husband on Bosphorus coast at night, tried real Turkish coffee and nargile [not exactly all of us ;-) ], they've showed us many wonders of Istanbul - interesting places, bridges, Mosques. It was wonderful night with wonderful friends. We were really happy that we could meet [and this is tribute to TN also!]. Next day we took a ship and went to few islands with Sebnem and Cem but this is story for another post :-)

I took this photo during sunrise from our hotel's balcony. Breathtaking view of dream city. We returned from meeting about 2:30AM but I woke up at 5:30AM - there were too many miracles and too little time to waste it for sleep ;-)

I felt in love to Istanbul! I'm sure I'll return to this oriental jewel some day!

And this is good place and time to thank you again my friends - you were so generous, kind and nice to us! We never forget it! And I hope we'll meet again, maybe in Lodz next time :-)

Sorry for chaotic note but we're just returned from our holidays [you know - about 2 hours ago was end of our 36 hours long bus trip]. We're totally exhausted, Joanna is sleeping now and I'm unable to write more ;-) Maybe tomorrow.

By the way - expect flood of photos from Bulgaria, Slovakia, Hungary, Serbia and Montenegro and of course Turkey!

Good night ;-)

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View from our hotel's room balcony. Istanbul - Pearl of Orient, city with more than 3000 Mosques [you can see few of them on photo], old bazaars and satellite dishes ;-) City of miracles and fantastic peoples!

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One of bridges crossing Bosphorus. Picture taken during our coffee and nargile testing :-) We were sitting on coffee few centimeters from Bosphoru's waters and enjoyed breathtaking views like this one.