It’s a beautiful sweeping view of a winter landscape from the windows of a cozy abode. The caption only lends the barest of descriptors: “Simple but gorgeous. Trabzon-Turkey.”
A Wikipeida page later and I am in love with a place I’ve never been.
Greeks founded the city in the 8th century and the layers of history stack, merge and meld from there. Perched on the cliffs off the Black Sea, Trabzon is home to sites from antiquity.
A 13th century Greek Orthodox church later converted into a mosque in 1584 and today a museum, Hagia Sophia is considered a prime example of Byzantine architecture.
This monastery is a Greek Orthodox monastery dedicated to the Virgin Mary and built between 75AD and 95AD. It has been restored and used by various emperors throughout hundreds of years.
The nature and scenery are top notch.
Of course, this love is more like lust– a sudden rapturous want fueled by pictures of an ancient city and mountains draped over blue waters. I’m ready for an adventure to somewhere I’ve never heard of, are you?