Rose Baring is a travel writer based in London. She is an expert on Russia who has written guidebooks to Moscow, St Petersburg, Istanbul and Tunisia. Together with Barnaby Rogerson and John Hatt she runs Eland Books.
On the Great Lake of the Catherine Palace at Tsarskoye Selo, outside St Petersburg, stands this peaceful Turkish bath, an ironic legacy of a century of intermittent warfare. By Rose Baring. Photographs by Francesco Venturi
‘There are not so many places left where magic reigns without interruption,’ wrote Freya Stark in The Lycian Shore, ‘and of all those I know, the coast of Lycia was the most magical.’ Barnaby Rogerson went with Rose Baring and four-month-old Molly in search of enchantment. Photographs by Faruk Akbas
A million windows gaze on to the fast moving waters of the Bosphorus. The beautiful and strategic straits divide a city and link two continents. But down by the water’s edge they are a world apart, a watery playground for seadogs, fishermen, commuters.
Words by Rose Baring. Photographs by Francesco Venturi
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