Travel Blogs from Istanbul
... so, though unintentional, the timing of our visit was perfect. The tulips were especially prominent in the square between Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia, the next stop on our well-worn tourist path. Hagia Sophia, an innovative architectural masterpiece, was built as a church by Emperor Justinian in 537 A.D., then converted to a mosque by Mehmet II (the Ottoman conqueror of Constantinople) in 1453. Ataturk made it a secular museum that recognizes the contributions of ...
I decided to walk across the Galata bridge to the other side and worry about the ferry later. I still had two whole days and things should start getting back to normal tomorrow
Along the bridge were more fish donar venders with 5TL posted so I did pay ...
... help clear my sinuses. And based on the size of the police presence and actions at this point, I decided not taking photos or video was a better option. I already had to buy a second camera. I know a lot of people try comparing to what's going on in Turkey with the Arab Spring, but after talking with some people, I don't feel that way at all. The Arab Spring was much more a developing society with a growing educated middle class demanding ...
... it. I really hope it doesn't escalate into something where meaningless aggression is the culprit. There are so many high spirits for a positive revolution and I hope that isn't ruined any time soon.
A place where people can stand together so strong and not doubt themselves or what they stand for seems like a place worth thoroughly investigating and I am so happy that I get to be here for the summer. This is history in the making. ...
... of her hair. Gazing at her, would turn onlookers into stone. If you want to know more about her, just google her for details. That column bases has 2 faces of Medusa. One face positioned sideward (90 degrees) and on the other side of column base positioned upside down. The origin of the 2 heads is unknown. There's theory based on them, but nothing confirmed. There's no records on that.
So having spent some quite time down in the cistern, ...
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