Blue World Hotel
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... was the center of the world for centuries, and was the largest dome in the world for more than a thousand years. Kings and queens have walked these steps, and seen the same view as seen today. Well, not really. Muslims rulers did cover up all the original arts depicting people. But in converting it to a mosque, they added another layer of complexity to the place. The large Islamic calligraphy feels just as home as the Christian mosaics. It is perhaps this complexity ...
... cruise - the strait between the two sides of Istanbul, between Europe and Asia. The waterway is classified as international waters. Lots of beautiful buildings and scenes to see - so many in my mind - and some photographed (am adding Bob's photos to mine to select from for this diary). From the cruise we went to the Grand Bazaar - Bob and I bought some turkish delight, and then after a ...
... on both the Silk and Tea Roads from China. Istanbul was funded 600 BC by Greeks and then ruled by the Romens, Byzantines, Latins and the Ottoman. Consequently, there are large numbers of monuments, mosques and Christian church in this city. The most famous one is Hagia Sophia - church of Divine Wisdom was originally built during the Emperor Constantine reign in the basilica form with a wooden dome roof. It was the largest cathedral in the world for many centuries until ...
... a child across her arms, the smell is pretty tough. Right, it wasn't too long before he needed a change of diaper. She never got up despite me asking her if she wanted to. Multiple times. Oh, have I mentioned that the plane was unbelievably hot? Not sure what the issue with the AC was but it was HOT! Needless to say, it was a very long 6 hour flight.
We finally arrived at Kilimanjaro airport at 1 am and were very happy to get off the plane!
... and walked us to the entrance of the Cistern. Wow, what an experience, more columns, this time flood lit, underground, with a walkway over the water. The photos are from the iPad as Security Police Paluzzano did not want the pick pockets to take our camera. Low lux and no flash make dark and eerie photos. Its midnight and I am going to bed, up early for a tour of the rest of 'the ...