Taksim Istanbul Apart
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... As is typical of Islamic mosques there are beautifully written phrases from the Qur’an on the walls in intricate calligraphy. Interestingly because it is considered an insult in Islam to have pictures of people in places of worship, while renaissance painters were perfecting the human form for consignments for the Catholic Church, Islamic artists were focused on geometry and calligraphy which was very evident throughout our tours in Istanbul. As we made our way to ...
... it and drank mine - geez I have a half shot latte' - how could I drink that mud lol.
We were then taken to the harbour for our Bosphorus Straight tour. We saw all the palaces of the Sultans and the houses of the super rich on the edge of the water. The most interesting thing is the most expensive houses are made of timber. One side of the Bosphorus Strait is Europe and the other is Asia as Istanbul straddles both continents.
We had decided to go to the Grand Bazaar but I ...
... the area did not treat us with disrespect, even though we were the reason so many of their people died so I became incredibly disappointed in the Australians on our tour that made racist and unkind remarks when they were being told stories of heroism from the other side of the coin. It was a long day and it's a shame that it's not closer to Istanbul for we would have liked to return, look around and reflect in our own ...
... Athens and Istanbul and shook the entire Thrace and Aegean regions.
The U.S. Geological Survey put it at 7.2 on the richter scale although Turkish authorities and the Institute of Geodynamics of Athens reported it as 6.5.It began 18 kilometres off Greece’s southern coast, close to the island of Samothraki.The quake lasted approximately 20 to 30 seconds.
There are no reports yet of an injuries or damage to buildings."
We first made our way to Rustem Pasha Mosque. ...
... Hagia Sophia. The Hagia Sophia houses great meaning and history for both the Orthodox Christian church as well as for Islam. Overall, it was great to be able to see such a center piece for both the Christian and Muslim religions.
After leaving the Hagia Sophia, we left quickly to see the Basicilia Cistern down the street. A cistern is an underground water supply source. Before it became a cistern, it was a basilica until it was destroyed during ...