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  • 1. Blue Mosque Interior
    • The Blue Mosque is located in Istanbul and is very much in use today.
  • 2. Blue Mosque, Instanbul
  • 3. Blue Mosque, Instanbul
  • 4. Athena Archaeology Musem, Istanbul
    • Turkey contains the largest collection of Ancient Greek artifacts and archaeological sites.
  • 5. Polyhymnia Archaeology Museum, Istanbul
  • 6. Sappho Archaeology Museum, Istanbul
  • 7. Sarcophagous Archaeology Museum, Istanbul
  • 8. Tomb of Alexander the Great? Archaeology Museum, Istanbul
    • The plaques in this museum had only titles in English, and explanations in Turkish.
    • I am uncertain this could actually be Alexander’s coffin!
  • 9. Topkapi Palace Gounds, Istanbul
  • 10. Topkapi Palace Harem Room, Istanbul
    • This is said to be where the harem would wait to entertain.
    • The room features benches, a huge bed, and a very large chandelier.
  • 11. View of the Bosphorous River Topkapi Palace Gounds, Istanbul
  • 12. Interior Hagia Sophia, Istanbul
    • This mosque has at various times also been a temple and a church.
    • Iconography from all religions remains within the interior.
  • 13. Altar Hagia Sophia, Istanbul
  • 14. Christian Mural Hagia Sophia, Istanbul
  • 15. Tilework Hagia Sophia, Istanbul
  • 16. Christian Mosaic Hagia Sophia, Istanbul
  • 17. Jesus and Mary Hagia Sophia, Istanbul
  • 18. Basilica Cistern, Istanbul
    • Perhaps my favorite tourist attraction in Instabul.
    • An underground cistern with walkways built through it.
    • Sculptures of heads of Medusa decorate the cistern.
  • 19. Basilica Cistern, Istanbul
  • 20. Istanbul
    • From Europe, looking across the Bosporus to Asia.
  • 21. Bosporus, Istanbul
  • 22. Bazaar, Istanbul
  • 23. Spices at a bazaar, Istanbul
  • 24. Coffee, Istanbul
  • 25. Sufi worship, Istanbul
    • I felt conflicted about paying to watch the worship of another.
    • However, the beauty of both the spinning and the music were amazing to behold.
  • 26. Musicians at a café, Istanbul
  • 27. Anzac Cove, Gallipoli
    • Memorials, grave sites and abandoned bunkers mark this WWI site.
    • ANZAC = Australia New Zealand Auxiliary Corps
  • 28. Hills, Gallipoli
  • 29. Eceabat
  • 30. Eceabat
    • Note the mural of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk on the building.
  • 31. Çanakkale
    • I believe the fish we ate was fresh from the sea.
  • 32. Goodbye!
    • Have a good Journey!
    • G üle güle!

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