Ottoman imperial mosques

Europe, Turkey

Ottoman imperial mosques

No Comments 9 April 2011

Anyone remotely familiar with the skyline of Istanbul knows that the city is home to some of the world’s most impressive mosques. In these 2002 photos, the Monkey visits a few standout mosques and meets some friendly locals.

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The drinking monkey’s Dublin

Europe, Ireland

The drinking monkey’s Dublin

No Comments 17 March 2011

All this travel leaves a monkey thirsty! In this post, the Monkey does shots (get it?) of important drink-related infrastructure in Dublin, Ireland: the Guinness Brewery and the former Jameson Distillery.

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Dracula’s Castle and the Fagaras Mountains

Europe, Romania, Wallachia

Dracula’s Castle and the Fagaras Mountains

No Comments 7 March 2011

In these photos from 2002, the Monkey explores the crumbling ruins of a castle long ago inhabited by the notorious ruler, Vlad Tepes—although you may know him better as Dracula. Before escaping to Transylvania, the Monkey also traverses some stunning Carpathian mountain scenery.

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Balchik, Kamen Briag, and around

Europe, Bulgaria, Bulgaria's Black Sea Coast

Balchik, Kamen Briag, and around

No Comments 4 March 2011

In these photos from 2002, Maimunka explores Bulgaria’s northern Black Sea Coast. From a petrified forest and ancient tombs, to a Romanian princess’s palace, this stretch of coast packs quite a bit of intrigue.

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Vysehrad views and a Cubist building

Europe, Czech Republic

Vysehrad views and a Cubist building

No Comments 14 February 2011

During his October 2005 visit to Prague, the Monkey discovered that there’s more than one hilltop castle in town. He also finds an answer to the not-so-oft-asked question, what would it look like if Picasso built an apartment block in Prague?

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