Oct
20
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Trebizond-noborder

Part 2: The fall of Trebizond

After the fall of Constantinople the two remaining Byzantine states- the Despotate of Morea and the Empire of Trebizond- came under renewed pressure.

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Oct
03
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Ottoman troops broke through Constantinople's Theodosian wall and sacked the city on the 29th of May 1453.  Illustration by Jose Daniel Cabrera Peña.

Part 1: The Fall of Constantinople

In the mountains around Trabzon you can find fragments of an empire that traces its origins back to ancient Rome.
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Sep
30
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Golden Horn ferry

Istanbul

Photos of the streets and waterways around the old Turkish capital.

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Jun
02
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Demonstrations and civil unrest in Turkey began on 28 May 2013 in response to government plans to remove Gezi Park in Istanbul.  The violent response by authorities to the initial protest prompted greater crowds in the following days.  It's estimated that three and a half million people took part in demonstrations in a number of cities across Turkey.

One protestor holds a portrait of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk- seen as the founder of modern Turkey and a much more secular ruler than the current President Recep Erdoğan.

Taksim Square Protests, Part II

The previous set of photos was taken on Istiklal avenue approaching Taksim Square.

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Jun
02
0
Protesters wearing makeshift masks and eye wear participating in anti-government demonstrations in Istanbul.

Taksim Square Protests

Photos I took of today’s anti-government demonstrations in Istanbul.

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May
13
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Sprinklerstation at the Internationales Congress Centrum in Berlin. the ICC opened in 1979 and was designed by architects  Ralf Schüler and Ursulina Schüler-Witte.

ICC Berlin

Some images of Berlin’s International Congress Centre designed by Ralf Schüler and Ursulina Schüler-Witte in 1979.

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May
13
1
Spreepark Cat

Spreepark, Berlin

A series of images of the abandoned East German ‘Spreepark’ taken in May this year.

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May
11
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View of Teufelsberg

Teufelsberg, Berlin

There’s something grimly poetic about Teufelsberg- the Devil’s Mountain.

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May
06
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Pergamon altar frieze

Pergamon Museum, Berlin

Some images of Berlin’s controversial museum of near-eastern antiquities including the massive Pergamon Altar.

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Apr
30
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Olympiastadion

Olympiastadion, Berlin

Photos taken at Berlin’s Olympic Stadium- site of the infamous Nazi games of 1936.

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Apr
28
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Holocaust Memorial in Berlin

Memorials of Berlin

No other place is so heavily freighted with history than the city of Berlin.

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Apr
24
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Memorial in Tjentište, Bosnia and Herzegovina, that commemorates the battle of the Sutjeska.

Tito’s Memorials

A collection of haunting Soviet-era war memorials in the mountains of former Yugoslavia taken by Belgian artist Jan Kempenaers.

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Apr
24
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Paris catacombs

Paris’ Suburban Underground

All the skyscrapers in Paris are concentrated in a region several miles from the city centre in an area known as La Defence.

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Apr
23
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Instrument boxes in Notre Dame.

Parisian Relics

Images taken inside Notre Dame and the Cathedral of Saint Sulpice in Paris.

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Apr
22
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Miru Kim

Miru Kim

Some amazing self-portraits by Korean/American artist Miru Kim.

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Apr
14
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Roofing in Russia

Roofing in Russia

A small selection of dizzying photos taken by Russian teenagers in the upper reaches of the Moscow skyline.

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Apr
13
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Bastille Protestors

Bastille

On any given sunday there are angry Parisians at the Place De la Bastille railing against the government for one reason or another.

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Apr
10
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Metro station in the 18th

18th Arrondissement

Some night photography from the 18th Arrondissement of Paris.

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Apr
10
0
Moulin Rouge Pony

Pigalle by night

A picture of tiny horses leaving the side door of the Moulin Rouge.

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Apr
10
0
Streets of Paris

Paris on foot

As I’ve travelled over the last few months I’ve hopped mainly from city to city and noticed a pattern…

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