Thursday, May 1, 2008


Memphis in May Music Fest stages have been set up in Tom Lee Park. Riverside Drive was completely shut down today which makes walking Poppy across the street to the cobblestones great. As I write this I have my window open and can hear them testing the sound. It actually sounds more like they are having an actual performance. I'm going out with Poppy in a bit so we'll check it out. Of course, both the Peabody and Madison are having their rooftop sunset parties tonight so music is echoing off the buildings too.

And in a distant, mysterious land....

Sunset over the Bosphorus. The Bosphorus is a strait that separates the European part of Turkey from the Asian part. Interestingly, Turkey is the only country in the world situated astride two continents. The Bosphorus Bridge connects Europe and Asia.

The Blue Mosque, so called for it's interior blue tiles, in Istanbul at sunset.

Coincidentally, Today Show host Matt Lauer was broadcasting live from Istanbul this morning. I saw some of it while getting ready for work. It was a gorgeous city and a beautiful sunny day.