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... tour guide, provided a rich play-by-play covering interesting and historic landscapes as well as key reference points in Istanbul's growth and political history. Our arrival was 4:00pm on a holiday, so we decided to spend a few hours touring the East side of Istanbul known as the "New Town" even though it was established in the 1800's. The West side, or "Old Town" is considered the more traditional and historical side of Istanbul. That is where we would be spending our time ...
... The serpent heads were destroyed as late as the end of the 17th Century, as many Ottoman miniatures show they were intact in the early centuries following the Turkish conquest of the city.
... Inside the mosque I had to cover my head with a scarf and we had to observe other customs like no holding hands or using phones. Outside of the blue mosque is the very beautiful gardens with fountains etc. it seemed like a lot of Turkish people congregate here so it was nice to people watch for a little bit. We also walked around the square and watched Turks rip off fellow tourists by conning them into tours or shining shoes and then asking for ridiculous amounts of money! ...
... so we ended up near the front. We had to put little plastic booties over our shoes before going inside (which was interesting in our thongs!) then we went in. We got a tour through this crazily fancy and ornate palace. They had a huge entrance hall, then we went up a crystal-banistered staircase, through many more ridiculously rich looking rooms, with massive crystal chandeliers, fancy Turkish rugs and upholstery, and there was a very pretty grand piano in one ...