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