Connecting Asia and Europe
You know we were there for some fabulous time in the first half of July this year. I will mix text and Photos as we drive from Asia to Europe. All Photos taken from inside the Car.
Istanbul means a lot for my Daughters Family. For us as well. Her Mother in Law was born in Istanbul. She and her Husband met there and this year celebrated 40 years of marriage. She is an artist painter, and we hope to return to Istanbul in October to see her new exhibition.
But Istanbul is more than very old and famous history to Ingelin’s very great family:
Her Father in Law and the Bogazici Köprûsû or the Bosphorus Bridge was finnished on October 29 in 1973 on the 50th anniversary of the Turkey Republic. Lenght: 1.074 m or 3.524 feet.
Believe it or not: Ingelin’s parents in law met there. Hasan was in charge for the construction. That’s why the Family call it “Hasan’s Bridge”.
With other words, we are talking about a historical Family lines:
Even the Vikings where here 200 years before the cruisades. (Bysantz and Constantinopel)
(Proof will come). Here you see the Bosporus from South to North.
The Asian and European Connection – still allive. Thanks to Ingelin and Kaya that met in Hong Kong, where they both did work some years ago.
As Zeynep says: Born in Istanbul, but anxiestors from all over. Who has not? Why then dispute about nationality? We are all mixed up as humans..
Well my dear readers, this was just a short trip from Asia to Europe crossing “Hasan’s” Bridge. So we say it in our Family.
Can you believe, after looking at the Photos above: 13 Millions are living in this City?
More from Istanbul to come, so stay tuned…
I can tell you more if you join this live event.