Emine Sultan Hotel
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... highly effective. First they washed the body with palm wine to disinfect it. The organs were then removed (as they are the first to decay). The brain was cut into small sections and removed through the nose using a hook. The eyes were pushed back into their sockets and the space was filled with cloth, the eyelids are then pulled down. The liver, lungs, stomach and intestines were removed and dried with natron. The heart was always left in the body as it was thought to be ...
... a tram to the Spice Market which was really vibrant - colour-wise and people….can't believe the crowds in every bazaar and street and plaza. Crossed the bridge over the Bospherus to the Asian side and wandered along the riverside, buying cherries and a couple of presents en route. It was really sunny and hot so we went home for a late siesta and then out to the fish market area for a wander before dinner in one of the many ...
... in we went.
It was gorgeous- with all the lovely ceramic tiles, and lights.
It was so quiet and still- a lovely place to pause a while.
We were fortunate to get in before 12.00, because it would be closing for prayer time.
The Muslims are called to prayer five times a day- but the guy who worked in the souvenir shop told me that he prays only on Fridays. (I guess he is busy, and maybe he does a lot of praying ...
... being distinctively one or the other. Quite a deal of superstition attaches to the church, as with most churches in Europe. There was a marble column that tourists were putting their thumb into in the hope that it would bring them good luck. And having a photo taken as they did it, presumably because they believe that will also somehow accrue good luck. Maybe it has always been thus. We live in a deeply superstitious world. As we have travelled around we have noticed again and ...