It was a small gathering to celebrate the opening of the last showing of the Hagia Sophia collection along with the photographs from the jewel-like Panagia Isodion. Jan made two kinds of baklava, in addition to the regular flavor she also made the almond-coconut variety. We carried them to the hallway where the exhibit was and where Paula had arranged a table for serving the refreshments. Paula is the art coordinator for Lifespan group of health care facilities and the person who invited me to show the new collection in the Davol Corridor Gallery.
After we got settled, our friend Jim Turner came with his camera and took all the photographs you see in this post, thanks, Jim. Some passing doctors stopped by and shared their experiences in Hagia Sophia and expressed their appreciation for the exhibit. A doctor and a photographer Syed Rizvi came early and we chatted about the show as well as their family trip to Istanbul. Later several friends stopped by, some had seen the photographs before but wanted to be with us on this occasion as well. Towards the end, after Jim had left, my asthma and allergy doctor arrived with his wife and son and enjoyed the show. All enjoyed the show and of course Jan’s baklava. Thank you all for coming.
Here are some photographs, all photographs are by Jim Turner.