Every once in a while I realize that I have heard or read about something so much that I know what it is, but have absolutely no mental image for the subject at hand. For example: rutabagas, Sandra Day O’Connor, and the Hagia Sophia.
I don’t know how I had never seen a picture of the Hagia Sophia, but I think it is because most of what I knew came from history books or novels. I had never thought to Google image search “Hagia Sophia.” (Though I just did that with “rutabaga”—Thanks, Google!)
My long weekend in Istanbul subverted many of my expectations, the border crossing itself worthy of a full blog post. I hadn’t gotten my hopes up…
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