Thursday, July 29, 2010

Istanbul surprise for the Family - travel report

My regular readers might remember my daughter Ingelin and Kaya got a Son on October 25 last year.
ML-Sunset in Bodrum
They gave him the name Metin Leander - which means "Strong as a Lion".
Zeynep and ML in Haghia Sophia 
Metin Leanders grandmother Zeynep, Kaya's mother,  is born in Istanbul. Here they are together in Haghia Sophia.
Guess the surprise, when she and the rest of the Famliy realized this fact:
Kabatas - Leander Tower 
The Leander Tower.
Yes, rigth there just offshore on a tiny Island at the Asian part of Istanbul where the Marmara Sea and the  Bosphorus meets. It was first buildt in 408 BC.

Today, there is a restaurant in the first floor and a café at the top of the tower. And as far as we know, even a Night Club. A Family surprise.
Well,  in short we can say:
Hasans Bridge over Bosphoros - C 
Hasan's Bridge – in the center of the Photo.

And on top of the Pudding: Zeynep's building
Leander Tower - C
and as well Leander's Tower photographed from Hasan's appartement with view over Bosporus and Marmara Sea, means:

Family "rules" Istanbul or Miklagard as the old Vikings used to name this ancient metropol ;)
We have had lot's of fun regarding these "facts" also that East meets West and our kids, the Parents of Metin Leander met in Hong Kong. Small Planet;)
We hope they would live in a peaceful and prosperous world. Wherever they will settle.
So says all their Parents.

More to come from Byzantium….
.... What your will never find in a commercial Tourist Guide - just for friends only

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Blogger Sandee said...

This is much better than a tourist guide. I'm glad I'm one of your friends and can enjoy the many history lessons you share with all of your friends.

Metin Leander is also very handsome, but you already know that.

Have a terrific day. Hugs all around. :)

July 29, 2010 4:44 am  
Blogger Ola said...

Thanks for your very nice words! Interesting story and the kid is so cute!

July 29, 2010 8:54 am  
Blogger OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Your Grandson is just ADORABLE, Tor....Such a Beautiful Boy...!
And such interesting pictures, too.

July 29, 2010 12:05 pm  
Anonymous Maribeth said...

Oh, Metin Leander is such a handsome boy! Your family is truly blessed, Tor. In so many ways!

July 29, 2010 12:51 pm  
Anonymous Lifecruiser Travel Blog said...

AWESOME!!!! I think the cute, cute Metin Leander should get a free card at the restaurant at the Leander Tower! And lots of free Champagne for the rest of his life!!!!! *giggles*

July 29, 2010 3:22 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lovely photos Tor and Metin Leander is sooo adorable and I like his name too. Very unique!

July 29, 2010 4:30 pm  
Anonymous munamaj said...

Hahaha, tack för kommentaren den var rolig. Kanske att jag hört den förr men de måste vara länge sen i så fall.
Tack för besöket.
Fina bilder du bjuder på.
Kram Ulla

July 30, 2010 5:30 pm  
Anonymous Melusine said...

Hei, takk for kommentar hos meg og reisevalg. Det er jo veldig greit å ha familie i et område en har lyst til å feriere i.
Ellers høres det meget fornuftig ut å bo på rimelige steder hvor en har friheten til selv å lage i stand måltider og unngå hotellets spisetider. Takk for tipset!

Og takk for gode råd om dette kontinentet som jeg har så lyst til å besøke, ungene har jo også veldig lyst til å reise til usa.
Uansett er det god å vite slikt som hvor og hvordan det kan være ok å bo og det å planlegge på forhånd.

Det er ikke usannsynlig at det blir en tur ditover neste sommer, eller den etter det :)

Ha en fin helg videre!

July 31, 2010 3:26 pm  
Blogger Gattina said...

Wow ! he is growing fast !

August 01, 2010 7:16 am  
Blogger Ginnie said...

That little grandson of yours is to die for, Tor!

August 02, 2010 1:55 pm  

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