THE BLUE MOSQUE

-It always makes me pause to realize that the people who built the visions glowing in the night never saw them like this… fairytale visions created for future generations. -They would’ve been lit up with torches though…©2007 TriciVenola

MONI & PHIL

-LET IT BE -Phil playing Besame Mucho while the Blue Mosque glows outside &Moni glows inside. -TriciVenola @2007

Back in Istanbul! Before Phil started playing, Let It Be came on the radio. All my life that song has come to remind me that everything is playing out as it should.

MONI & PHIL AT MIKE’S

-Moni &Phil from Malasia via Kapadokya at Mike’s -Aw, you make me look so sweet! -TriciVenola @2007

DANCING AT MIKE’S

-Mike on his 53rd birthday -October 13 -TriciVenola ©2007

Perhaps the last drawing I ever did at one of Mike’s legendary birthday parties.

PEACOCK AT CHORA
-I love this peacock in the corner -Chora -©TriciVenola 2007

ANONYMOUS FELLOW
-In Sultanahmet. 2007 TriciVenola. Some of my apartment-hunting were pleasant… others, less so.
SMOKERS AT A WALL

I now set about the serious business of finding an apartment in Sultanahmet, in between forays into Byzantium.

FAST TAKE ON THE VIRGIN
CHORA-I wonder how many term papers have been written on the influence of Byzantine art on Klimt, Beardsley & Art Nouveau in general? -TriciVenola @2007
SCUMWAD
-This guy owns an apartment with a view I dearly love… we went ‘round and ‘round— But it was doomed… He actually told me that I, as a single woman, could not have visitors!©TriciVenola 2007

That’s like being told that you seem a prostitute. What a creep!

COWBOY & KIDS DANCING
-Cool guy from America I met on the bus— bought a book, I took him to Mike’s. -Kids handkerchief-dancing in a Pasaj off Istiklal one fall night on my way home. -Ilhan Cevdet Necip -TriciVenola ©2007

Three Kurdish kids whooping it up in an old han on the Istiklal. Happy on my way home after apartment hunting all day singing “Whatever Lola Wants, Lola Gets.”

DOODLING AROUND TOWN          
-TriciVenola ©2007              Boh-dee-oh-doh
SCRIBBLY BOO CAT CAFE
-Beautiful Boo-Cat from the Hasankeyf Train in a cool roof club in Tarlabashi
MOON OVER AYA IRENE

-Hot August night -Moon over Aya Irene -TriciVenola ©2007
-Murat Elberger -Summer 2007 -Doesn’t BEGIN to do him justice! -TriciVenola © 2007
ADNAN FROM ANTALYA
©2007 TriciVenola Adnan @Favori in Antalya

ABDULLAH

-Abdullah -TriciVenola ©2007 I was exhausted from apartment hunting. Abdullah took me out to dinner and bought me the new Harry Potter. A pal!