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Posted June 2, 2014
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This is an attempt to map and photograph every remaining Byzantine church in Istanbul, no matter how fragmentary. I also look at the amazing proliferation of Christian variety that has stemmed from the original Ecumenical patriarchate of Constantinople. There are some inevitable inaccuracies here. Please let me know if you find some.

Here is the explanation and introduction (with references).

There are two ways of finding a particular church:

1. Find it in the index. Most churches appear under a number of different names.

2. Click the appropriate area on the list below (as indicated by the map).

Ayvansaray/Balat/Fener

Kocamustafapaşa, Yenikapı and Silivrikapı

Sultanahmet/Sarayburnu

Edirnekapı/Karagümrük/Fethiye

Millet/Vatan Caddesi

Süleymaniye/Vezneciler/Aksaray

Fatih/Zeyrek/Unkapanı

Samatya

Pera/Galata

Outer Istanbul

Outside Istanbul

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Posted December 2, 2013
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A rabbit runs a swimwear shop. A church has a Patriarch and a treasure chest of Greek Orthodox relics but no congregation. Everybody wants to open a gallery. The government has declared war on the middle-class. This is Istanbul in summer, 2013. A series of apparently unrelated scenarios gradually become linked by a web of business and political machinations. The riot police are not the winners.

Linked stories/novel: approx 200 pages

Read an excerpt from After the Penguins here.

Out now on Amazon Kindle

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