Monthly Archives: February 2011

Ayasofya 59/365

There aren’t even words for the beauty of the Ayasofya. This is from the corner of the top floor.

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Look what’s coming into season 58/365

O.M.Geeee – it’s Strawbeeeerrrrryyyy season here in Turkey! YEAH! I’m like a five year old in finger paints…. strawberries!!! WOOHOO. ¬†Lesson learned: Pick your own, from the front of the pile. While ours were gorgeous and yummy, they weren’t all … Continue reading

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In the Sultan Ahmet 57/365

So… not exactly sure what this is (other than a table of some sort) … it is in the Sultan Ahmet mosque, strategically placed on one of the huge pillars. Serhat probably told me… but frankly, I’ve slept since then. … Continue reading

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View of Istanbul 56/365

So… this is the view from the tower ….

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Iron 55/365

So… this is some pretty cool iron work under the Galata Bridge.  

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Ayasofya window 54/365

So … the Ayasofya is an AMAZING piece history right there smack in the middle of Istanbul. It was originally a Byzantine church, then a mosque, now a museum full of surprises around every corner, including beautiful glass, iron work, … Continue reading

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Minaret 53/365

So this is one of the minarets of the Blue Mosque.    

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Mussels 52/365

So… this man is selling fresh mussels in a back parking lot, on a little path to the Bosporus boats. They’re stuffed¬†with a spicy rice mixture then steamed. He cracks the mussel open for you, gives it a little squirt … Continue reading

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Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmet) 51/365

So … this is the Sultan Ahmet or better known as the Blue Mosque because of all the blue tile used for the indoor decor.

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Istanbul not Constantinople …. 50/365

So … I’m a slacker. (At least try to LOOK shocked!) But I have a treat for you! I took enough Istanbul pictures to keep me editing for some time. It’s a great city with tons of wonderful people and … Continue reading

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