“Bosphorus" by Brazzaville
Just met with my brother to finalize plans for our trip to Turkey next week!!!
Here’s the song made me consider it in the first place. Everyone should be listening to Brazzaville if they’re into world-weary travel music.
She was married to the Bosphorus
She threw her ring in then she blew a kiss
To the Ottomans and Byzantines
Lying beneath the sea
She wore a pink and yellow summer dress
She kept her hair just like a poetess
She traveled all the way to Germany
The trains and the cold, dark sea
The amber glow of a morning cigarette
On the Istiklal Cadessi
The vapor trails and the tiny minerettes
All the domes in silhouette