Ibn Battuta was a great 14th-Century traveler: a discoverer and a marveller filled with promiscuous curiosity, as travelers should be. This is not a site about him so much as his spirit. Photographs of the Middle East and Africa by Christopher and friends. (c) Christopher Dickey
Monday, June 18, 2007
A Friend's Study, 17 June 1007
Buyukada, Turkey (C.S., Canon)
An ancient name of this largest of the Princes Islands in the Sea of Marmara near Istanbul was Pityusa, meaning "rich in pines," according to a 1911 Baedeker guide to the Mediterranean.