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... Orgel and A. R. Braunmuller in 2002), and The RSC Shakespeare: Complete Works (edited by Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen in 2007). Additionally, as with Oxford, Arden, Pelican and the RSC, the New Cambridge Shakespeare, the New Penguin Shakespeare, the Signet Classic Shakespeare, the Dover Wilson Shakespeare, the Shakespeare Folios and the Folger Shakespeare Library all publish scholarly editions of individual plays, although none have issued a complete works volume. ...
... that if we wanted to be in a crowded shopping venue the Grand Bazaar was a far better bet, so we headed for the funicular, then the tram back to Sultanhamet. One last look at the massive crowd waiting to get in to the Blue Mosque, and we decided the best place to be was our hotel room for a bit of rest and blog writing before our last dinner in Istanbul. Dinner was at yet another of the recommended restaurants, and again, it didn't disappoint. We love the food ...
... re-checked at the transit security check a guy asked me in English if anyone spoke German and I automatically replied with a "yes". A polish woman (who spoke German but not English or Turkish) apparently bought a bottle of Whiskey on the plane but had no receipt for it. I had to tell her now that she was not allowed to bring this bottle through security. She told me she was very upset, which I relayed to the man who told me to talk to ...
... Imperial Harem. You can only hope that if you were a part of the harem you were at the top.
Time for a bus ride to an Ottoman restaurant in the outskirts of Istanbul. Another amazing meal.
After lunch we visit the Chora Church to see the ancient mosaics and frescoes dating from the 14 century and depicting the life of Mary. The Turkish word Kariye is derived from the ancient Greek word Chora meaning outside of the city (land). It is known that there was a chapel outside of the ...
... and murky halls.
As breathtaking as the Basilica Cistern had been however, I was just as astonished by Ayasofya. It was possibly the most beautiful place of worship I’d ever seen. Originally built in the fourth century before being burned down twice, this third version was built in the sixth century to almost exactly match the first. At some point in the Roman/Ottoman rule it was (as all the nicest places seem to be) converted to a Catholic church, before being turned ...
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