Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Snow on Savarona

Yes, it really does snow in Istanbul.

This February view of the Bosphorus shows ferries and other vessels moored in the snow.

I took this photograph from a moving car crossing the bridge.

The classic yacht with the buff funnels is the 1931 124m steam yacht, Savarona.

Originally built in Hamburg for an American heiress, she is probably best known as the yacht of the famed Turkish leader Kemal Ataturk, founder of modern Turkey, who died in 1938.

She is named after a species of African swan and is a truly beautiful ship.


My two favourite spaces on this ship are the hamam (Turkish Bath)


and the beautiful Savarona Suite, one of 17 suites onboard:


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