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- Wheelchair accessibility
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... but I may have been quite drunk at the time so maybe it's my fourth.....anyway, I don't remember there being so many cats in the other placed I visited. Here, they are everywhere and they are not skanky scrappy things either, they are healthy and well fed. People out bowls of water out everywhere along with cat food. Interestingly enough we've only seen a couple of stray dogs, I guess they make the most of the cat food ...
... istanbul is very rich with history. the byzantines and the ottomans. romans. conquerors. each of whom left their mark. the story of the start of how it was built is a good one. they went to the oracle and asked where to build their city. they were told " opposite the city of the blind". they came to the peninsula of the old city and seeing an earlier city on the asian side,they concluded that the people must have been blind not to have seen such a beautiful place opposite ...
... Divine Liturgy on Wednesday to receive the Eucharist from the Patriarch within the Sanctuary.
I couldn’t make up this story if I tried. It’s a lot to absorb as I still haven’t digested the St. Gregory of Palamas service from yesterday (Sunday).
Tomorrow is Tuesday and I’m scheduled to visit Saint Sophia & the Blue Mosque & the Grand Bazaar & something else. I’ll keep you ...
... Medusa head sculptures forming the bottoms of a couple of the columns, these have been rotated and inverted in an apparent attempt to remove any of their mythical power. A few theories exist for the presence of the heads however the most likely of them all is that they needed a certain size block to lift the column to the correct height and the Romans being pretty good recyclers used these heads.
Enough of our underground experience we once again sought the daylight ...
Today was a big day focused around the heart of the historic heart of the old city peninsula.
- we started at the Blue Mosque, completed in 1616 it is known as 'blue' because of the ceramic tiles that decorate its interior. It has a similar scale to the Suleyman mosque but is more ornate and is considered the pinnacle of Ottoman architecture. It is quite beautiful but hard to capture in photos. Wearing a ...