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... itself including the route to the upper galleries that horses have used in the past. The main dome is 18 stories high and 30 metres across However, it also contained a number of important artefacts and tombs, although most would have been more relevant to Turkish citizens. I noted the place of the coronation ceremony of the Eastern Roman emperors and the 2nd century BC bronze door.
We finally visited the Basilica Cistern. Well, five of us did but John and ...
... on the street, from some almost naked, to those many poor women in full burqa - must be like a sauna in there!!
In Istanbul you expect wonder, and wonder you get. Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace (which we have yet to visit), but the most amazing thing yet (amazingly, no queue!) was The Basilica Cistern, built by those ...
... women working for them (from their homes) hand weaving genuine Turkish rugs. We saw demonstration of how silk is obtained from cocoons and witnessed women sitting in front of a hand loom weaving away. This was impressive. Typically a 3m x 2.4 m rug takes about 1 year to make. All by the same lady working 5 or 6 days per week! They tried the hard sell to extract US$8,000 from us to send a rug home, but as it didn't fit my investment criteria of Fine Wines ...
... We took one look at the menu, and decided the food looked overpriced and plastic, so stuck with the drink, and continued on to our "regular" like the creatures of habit that we are.
This time we opted for our favourite meats - the chicken skewers and the sliced meat off the kebab. A huge plate came out, and we were unable to finish it. It was our most expensive meal there - 155TL, and we decided that was because ...
... I love this spontaneous, adventurous side of our kids. But then I said to the girls that of course this wouldn't have been ok for their birthday tomorrow night. And Charley replied - 'But if this day had been our birthday, I wouldn't have minded because it's been such a wonderful day'. And with that warming sentiment, we walked back across the bridge and found a cab to get back to the hotel. Traffic was at a standstill on our side also and I made a ...