Recording the Sounds of Edirne

I recently visited the city of Edirne, Turkey. It is about a 2 1/2 hour bus ride heading north from Istanbul. It is known for the Selimiye Mosque which was designed by Sinan. It is spectacular. Just stunning. My photos DO NOT capture it. Also, there are several churches as well as The Grand Synagogue. It is an interesting and quiet city.

I took along my new voice recorder and recorded evenings prayers among other sounds. I like this recording device. It gives me a different perspective when capturing a moment. Sometimes, it is better to just close your eyes and listen. When I recorded the prayers one evening, it was one of those times when I wish everyone could have felt the joy I felt being there in that moment. It was beautiful.

Edirne is amazing and famous for its liver (which I did try and it wasn’t so bad). Definitely worth an overnight to explore this quiet city on the border of Greece and Bulgaria. Please enjoy the video below (one of my recordings serves as the soundtrack).



  1. Susan Wachowiak

    Beautiful video, Claire! And the prayer chant reminds me of when I was in school and heard Gregorian chant from the seminarians at the Mission San Luis Rey! Very joyful!

    1. Thanks Mom! It was beautiful.

  2. Kate Freeman

    Great job, Claire! Nice to see so many beautiful places of worship. The call to prayer set the mood for sure. Thank you!

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