Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Istanbul, Turkey III

Already said a lot about Istanbul here and here

Here's more photos from our time walking the streets. A week in Istanbul = a ton of photos.

- Julia

Little glimpse of Topkapi Palace (we didn't go in.. Turkish tourist stuff is so pricey).
Rolling Turkish pides by hand on a traditional low wooden table.
These stone fountains can be found on just about every street. 
On the metro. People watching.
A man having a cup of tea on the sidewalk- common sight.
Tile patterns and the eye that protects from evil.
People pushing around wooden carts full of produce take you back in time.
Inside the Blue Mosque, named for the blue tiles inside. So huge and beautiful, it's overwhelming.
Men washing their feet outside the mosque before going in for prayer.
The famous Blue Mosque (AKA Sultan Ahmed Mosque).
The famous Hagia Sophia. Built in the year 360. Formerly a basilica, then a mosque, now a museum. It was the largest cathedral in the world for nearly a thousand years!