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The Walls of Constantinople are a series of defensive stone wall that have surrounded and protected the city Istanbul. Since it was founding as the new capital of the Roman Empire by Constantine the Great. With numerous additions and modifications during their history, they were the last great fortification system of antiquity, and one of the most complex and elaborate ...
... was constructed as a Greek Orthodox basilica and served as the seat of the Patriarchate of Constantinople from 537 until 1453. For a brief 55 years in the 13th Century it was converted to a Roman Catholic cathedral under the Latin Empire. The building was converted to a mosque in 1453 when the Ottoman Turks conquered Constantinople. Many of the Christian icons were removed and the mosaics were plastered over. Islamic features including four minarets were added. The ...
... outside. One had white meat, one had dark meat. I pointed at the light meat, "chicken", he says, I point to the dark meat, "meat" he says. Right, chicken it is then :)
Walk back across the bridge and into the Spice Market. Lots of stores selling balaclava and Turkish delight in all it's various guises, along with powdered spices. Stopped for an iced chocolate which came with a small chocolate truffle thing and a little bowl of ...
... our guide more and more annoyed at them. Unlike our other guides from the Gallipoli and Troy tours, our guide was useless. His name was Jesus (pronounced Yah-soos) which was interesting considering he is a Muslim with Jewish heritage. He always walked off way ahead of the group and spoke really quietly, and often just to one or two people instead of getting the whole group's attention. As a whole group we weren't very impressed with him as a guide and we were all hoping he ...
... shoemaking district. Out front, there was a soccer field that seemed to be in play all day and night, and just beyond that the busy Sea of Marmara. We read with great interest all the happenings in Crimea, all the while thinking of how critical this access route is for the Russian Navy stationed in the Black Sea.
The city’s most iconic sites – Topkopi Palace, Hagia Sofia and the Blue Mosque – are conveniently located in one area, and we managed ...