Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|WWII Combat Chronicles|
Actor: Artist Not Provided
Genres: Special Interests, Educational, Documentary, Military & War
Discover Istanbul·the city that bridges the ancient and modern worlds of Europe and Asia. Enter the domed Aghia Sophia, the stunning church-turned-mosque that has survived wars and earthquakes. Explore the Grand Bazaar, th... more »
For the educated traveler
Diego Banducci | San Francisco, CA United States | 10/29/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This video is one of the "Super Cities" series produced by the International Video Network, which consists of one-half hour tapes of 22 of the more interesting cities in the world. They are, far and away, the best travel videos that I have seen.
The approach that the producers take is to mix aerial and ground footage in roughly 50/50 proportions. This approach is especially effective for Istanbul, which has large-scale buildings and the Bosporus running through it.
Ideally, view this video first and then read a good guide book (the best that I've found is Istanbul (Eyewitness Travel Guides). The video will provide an overview of the city, while the book will fill in the details. Together they'll convince you that you have to visit this wonderful crossroads of East and West."