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It seemed that around every corner we found another gorgeous mosque with a lovely courtyard and hundreds of artistic details.
Within the Basilica Cistern fish glide, attracted to the lights.
This upside-down Medusa head is in Basilica Cistern. No one knows why it is there or why it is upside-down.
This entrance to the Grand Bazaar has shops built amidst what look like Roman or Greek ruins. Bonus points if you can find the cat in this picture.
Istanbul isn’t all old stuff. There are many modern buildings and new bridges.
The Mosaic Museum shows pieces of a 1500-year old mosaic from an enormous palace courtyard.
Beautiful columns and detailing are common sights. Here they are in Little Hagia Sophia, built about 520.
This obelisk was brought to Istanbul from Egypt in 390, when the obelisk was already 1900 years old.
Fishing boats and seagulls in the Bosphorus.
Jim overlooking where the Bosphorus joins the Black Sea. Towers for a new bridge are under construction with three full-sized cranes working each one. A group of stray dogs joined us on this hike, coming all the way to the top of the hill to scratch their fleas.
In this village at the north end of the Bosphorus boat garages allow fisherman to park in their house.