Boutique St Sophia Hotel
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... remained a mosque until 1931. In 1935 it was converted into a museum. Today you can see some of the uncovered golden mosaics and make voices in your head as you imagine conversations between the figures. However, most have been removed or destroyed by an earthquake in 1894. Restoration has been controversial, as historic Islamic art covers the Byzantine icons. The juxtaposition of Islamic calligraphy and ...
... architecture can only be described as middle eastern curves and circles merged together to make intriguing design elements for their windows, doors, gates and fences, all metal and ornate in their design but simple in their color - mostly white.
The Sulners, Gerry and I enjoyed a lovely dinner last evening with six others from our cruise ship - one couple from Melbourne, Australia who were really very lovely to talk to about ...
... sign. It can feel similar to the more touristy parts
of Thailand where visitors aren’t seen as people, just as wallets with legs.
We arrived in Eminonu port and boarded the ferry to Asia.
Although it was only a passenger ferry, inside it was suprsingly modern and
clean. We left Europe and arrived minutes later in Asia. Everything here was
different. Just kidding. It was exactly the same, just on the other side of the
Bosphorus. We were here to ...
... near The driver side window, the loud crack followed and Owen ******* himself, nearly jumped over to my side. About 2 hours later, averaging 20-30kms it started to lighten, our nerves were a little fried to be fair and the tiredness kicked in, so we called it a day in a services. Another night on the road, but it was surprisingly peaceful with toilets nearby - which is all we wanted at that stage. Will try again to make it past Istanbul and the border ...
... steps for ages and ages just watching kids and locals and street sellers. After that we walked along the bottom of the bridge and got some spectacular views of a storm brewing over the new mosque. Unfortunately we got caught in the middle of the storm; it was so windy and cold and all the streets were completely flooded. We stupidly didn't take shelter in a cafe and decided we could make it home. We got on a tram and ...