For the past couple of weeks I have been reading a book about Istanbul while eating lunch.
The book is Istanbul: City of Majesty at the Crossroads of the World by Thomas F. Madden.
Of course, the book has brought back memories of my trip to Istanbul back in 2014. Tonight I will share just a few pictures that I posted during the trip.
The Hagia Sofia is mentioned often in the book, and at some point I plan on writing a post just about the Hagia Sofia. I had planned on writing one five years ago, but have not gotten around to it.
I am now trying to get the book finished before my trip so tonight I was reading about the Topkapi Palace harem. We visited the Topkapi Palace while in Istanbul and it is a fascinating place.
When the Roman aqueducts were covered earlier in the book, I thought of this picture. It was taken when I was on my way to the airport.
The Sultan Ahmed Mosque or Blue Mosque has not yet been talked about in the book, but I am only up to the reign of Suleiman the Magnificent who died about 60 years before it was completed. I am sure it will be in the next chapter.
Enough for now. I will probably be going back through some of my pictures from Istanbul soon and be posting some that have not been posted before.