We headed out this morning with even more of our gradually arriving group and visited the sixteenth-century Süleymaniyye Mosque, one of Sinan’s masterpieces. (I’d post a photograph of it, but photographs have been causing me inordinate trouble on this hotel’s WiFi.) Then we spent time in the marvelous Archaeological Museum, followed by lunch and an ascent of Justinian’s sixth-century Galata Tower, which offers yet another spectacular view of this spectacular city.
In the evening, the rest of our group having finally arrived, we held a meeting to explain certain practicalities — I would have led this meeting, had I still been affiliated with the Maxwell Institute; as it was, I was just along for the ride (which has its positive dimensions) — and then had our first dinner together.
Still absurdly tired in the evening. Would like to write more, but finding int difgiclut to b cohearent and to spel correctly. Hed stilll abowte to hit keyboard.
Posted from Istanbul.