Sensimar Kemer Marina & Spa
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... after that!!! A romp around the harem and here I am. Another table for one. At the edge of the Bosphorus. I know what to do now; walk in like you own the place, find a suitable table, peruse the menu, smile at the waiter and bingo; lunch ordered. Mediterranean salad and lemonata. $8. Cheap as. Next brought a istanbulkart a ticket to ride. Jumped on the tram to Galata. Got off, climbed another small mountain ...
... Sultan Mehmed II added minarets and had the church converted to a mosque. Many mosques around the world, and very obviously in Istanbul, are patterned on it. It changed the history of architecture.
When the Turkish Republic replaced the Ottoman Empire in the years following WW1, the cathedral/mosque was declared a museum, not a church of any faith. If you’ve never ready anything about Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, he’s well worth ...
... Interesting to note a much stronger police presence in this area (including machine guns and large police trucks with water canons mounted on the top). This was the area of a suicide bombing in 2010, injuring 37 people as well as a large protest this Spring. No problems today, just a bunch of happy women shopping and not so happy men waiting on the street. And waiting. And waiting. Mark met a ...
... and spent ages looking at an obelisk that Constantine (Istanbul was Constantinople... As the song goes) had shipped from Egypt. It is 3,500 years old, and the hieroglyphics (which I was able to read (Dream on - I know 4 symbols!) thanks to my avid watching of Only Connect) were as crisp as if they'd been carved yesterday!
And a beer, and a dizzying walk through the Grand Bazaar, and a tram ride (I even advised a tourist ... maybe I ...
... here. Ferries are part of their mass transit system and cross the Golden Horn and Bosporus at a hectic rate. There are dozens of ferries moving all the time. This may very well be the busiest ferry port in the world. Athens is big, but for sheer numbers of ferries moving people, Istanbul may be tops.
We're enjoying sampling the local flavors. We bought a box of baklavas just because we could. They're amazing. And Deanne has a hankerin' for Turkish ...