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October 25th 2008
Published: February 15th 2009
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Photographs from our recent trip to Istanbul (October 2008)... Read Full Entry

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Interior of Haghia SophiaInterior of Haghia Sophia
Interior of Haghia Sophia

Mosaics some one thousand years old. The Islamic ban on human (and other) images led to many of these being covered with plaster, under which they lay for centuries...
View from the roof terraceView from the roof terrace
View from the roof terrace

Of our hotel on Adliye Sokak.
View from the roof terraceView from the roof terrace
View from the roof terrace

Out onto the Sea of Marmara.
Sultanahmet MosqueSultanahmet Mosque
Sultanahmet Mosque

Better known in English as the "Blue Mosque", just opposite Haghia Sophia.
Haghia SophiaHaghia Sophia
Haghia Sophia

Built centuries before the great cathedrals of Western Europe, unbelievably...
Underground cisternsUnderground cisterns
Underground cisterns

"Serefiye Sarnici", built by Emperor Theodosius in the 5th century A.D.
Foodie HeavenFoodie Heaven
Foodie Heaven

Edible goodies aplenty in the streets around Kadikoy, on Istanbul's Asian shore.
Fresh as fresh can be...Fresh as fresh can be...
Fresh as fresh can be...

Fish displayed with their bright red gills out - to demonstrate freshness - in Kadikoy.
Chug chugChug chug
Chug chug

Eminonu - Kadikoy ferry, a vital link between Europe and Asia across the Bosphorus.

27th February 2009

Great photos!
Wow, you've really captured the essence and feeling of the Turkish market!! I love the colour and feel of the Turkish markets, especially when you haggle and feel like you've bought a bargain! Even more impressive is that even the Turkish is spelt correctly! What kinds of things did you buy from the Market?

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