My friend Eric got to go to Istanbul. Well guess what? So did I. At least to one of the few preserved churches, St. Savior in Chora. And then by scrolling right on this super-site I visited scores of Europe's major architectural sites from across the millenia.
Now Eric is jealous of me.
Or more accurately, the thrill of Quicktime has worn off and I'm still jealous of Eric. Don't get me wrong, a lot of hard work went into these sites and they're a great help - but it's dawning on me that the digital revolution hasn't replace actual travel, and more importantly, historical study.
But you knew that.