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... was the consummate sales personality, provided a brief history Persian rugs, their importance to the families who wove them as well as the skills and materials required to weave a rug. The demo lasted about 30 minutes. During the demo, a good number of rugs were shown and thrown on the floor for our visual benefit. The combination of design and material was truly spectactular. The fact that a woven rug can last for generations was considered a key reason for making ...
... 4"> Parts of the heads were recovered and are displayed at the Istanbul Archaeology Museum. All that remains of the Delphi Tripod today is the base, known as the "Serpentine Column".
Obelisk of Thutmose ...
... a box and she said to go to the desk next to me to buy the box and then come back and we'd finish. So I went, bought the box and when I went back they had continued through the numbers and I was no longer being helped. I pulled another number, realized it would take another hour or two and gave up. So, feeling defeated I walked back to the hotel, only got whistled at once (I was hoping it was Logan but I didn't hear my name so I knew it was just a ...
... was rated very high on TripAdvisor and that I hadn't visited before.
I started out with Anna, Chris, and Barb going to the Grand Bazaar. This place is huge. There are alot of nice things there but you have to bargain hard and I had done all of my Turkish shopping a couple years ago so I didn't buy anything.
I next walked up one of the main streets for over an hour to the Chora Church. I stopped at the old city wall on the way. Maybe I should have paid the ...
... s turbans were kept. Is this like having a separate closet just for your hats?? Anyway, it has beautiful marble decorations and blue tiles and is one of the last examples of classic Ottoman architecture.
Walking the grounds of the Palace, I saw the Breaking Fast Pavilion where the sultan supposedly broke his fast each day of Ramadan. It overlooks a beautiful view of the Bosphorus and city of Istanbul (though I'm ...