Turkey......Istanbul and Beyond


Turkey has been the the crossroads of the world since pre-Biblical times. Armies have conquered it repeatedly over the millennia. Even today it straddles the land between the western world and the middle east. Come with us as we visit Istanbul with its palaces, museums and mosques. Then spend 4 days on a sailboat hopping from one Mediterranean port to another. Visit Greek,  Lycian, Lydian and Roman ruins. See the other-world landscape of Capadoccia from the ground and a hot air balloon. Meet the Turkish people.

This presentation differs significantly from the "old family style slide show" of the past. Using modern digital technology, it includes multiple soundtracks for narration and local background music, pan and zoom effects ala "Ken Burns" (Jazz, Baseball, The Civil War...on PBS), movie clips and animation. It is a truly multi-media show. 

We will introduce the program with a discussion of background information and events pertaining to the area since our visit, followed by a question and answer period. The program includes a brief review of the history of the area. Significant currents events may be included in the discussion. Our large size photographic prints of scenes from the show will be displayed and discussed.  The formal show runs 35-45 minutes and the total presentation from 60-90 minutes.


Some Images from the show