Istanbul Photo Gallery

Views of East Istanbul

 

Views of European side, Istanbul

 

Out and about

 

Shops and produce

 

Local street market

 

Topkapi Musuem and park.  Topkapi palace was the official residence of the Ottoman Sultans since 1453.

 

Hagia Sophia museum – Originally a Christian church. Built in 532AD by Emperor Justinian.  After 1000 years as a church it was changed into a mosque.  Because the church had lots of mosaics, Sultan Mehmet the conqueror plastered over them to create the mosque.  Now the building is a museum.  The mosaics have been uncovered but the building has kept aspects from both religions.

 

Blue Mosque

 

 

Basilica Cistern – built in 532 AD by Emperor Justinian and was for centuries the main water supply to the city.

 

Grand Bazaar – over 4000 shops in the world’s largest covered bazaar.

 

European side Heritage tramp and second (to London’s underground)oldest underground in the world.

 

 

 

 

One comment on “Istanbul Photo Gallery

  1. Andy from Vienna says:

    Great impressions again! Andy, Vienna

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