Ole’ Man Bosporus
My guide asked if I could draw a line in the water to separate the European waters from the Asian as our ferry boat sailed up the Bosporus strait. I looked down at the swirling, eddying waters below as they flowed past, streaming, gurgling, mixing, and instantly, separating again. It was really impossible!
I understood the metaphor, not just for the waters of the Bosporus Strait but also for the city it flows through, Istanbul in Turkey that straddles Europe and Asia. Its 15.5 million inhabitants have an astonishing heritage that spreads across time, culture, and continents!