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... a matter of belief than a way of life. Particularly in the city we saw all manner of dress for women, some with shorts and t-shirts, others with conservative coverings and head scarves. There were quite a number of women shrouded all in black with only a narrow slit for their eyes. We were told that these were mostly tourists from Saudi Arabia. There has been concern that Turkey is becoming less secular, more conservative Muslim. Erdogan, the ...
After reading 'The Tournament', the only place that was not on the our tour tomorrow was the Basilica Cistern. After disembarking early we set off to exchange some Euros to Turkish Lira. Note to all travellers to Turkey's Karakoy port district. The only bank in a row of five that exchanges Euro is the Turkish Bank, and that is after you wait longer than time spent at any NSW RMS office. ...
Crystal Ingram, Marlana Cirillo, Graeme Biddle J-Term Presentation
Popular Greek & Turkish Music
Influences of Greek-Turkish Pop Music
- Ottoman Classical music
· Turkish folk music
· European popular music
A main factor that contributed to the musical change in Turkey was the transition of the Ottoman Empire to the new ...
... are beautiful painted though.
It was difficult to get decent photos in the mosque because of the lighting, but I did my best. Here's a photo of Mary trying to get a nice shot.
The famous blue tile is found on some of the mosque's walls (not the ceilings or domes) and it is beautiful.
... knees covered, and Sara, Ashley, Lisa and I had our heads covered with scarves. Leaving our "not a tour guide" behind, we entered the Blue Mosque. Our eyes were immediately drawn to the ceiling, and Lisa and I looked at each other with a gasp. After the Sagrada Familia, the Pantheon, and St. Peter's, you would think our expectations would be in line, but the Blue Mosque was an experience uniquely different. Each one of our favorites, and we have many, have been ...