Thinking of Istanbul

For the past couple of weeks I have been reading a book about Istanbul while eating lunch.

istanbul, Turkey, Thomas F. Madden, CrossroadsThe book is Istanbul: City of Majesty at the Crossroads of the World by Thomas F. Madden.

Hagia Sofia, Mosque, Church, Museum, Istanbul, TurkeyOf 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.

Hagia Sofia - Church, Mosque, Museum, Istanbul, TurkeyThe 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.

Topkapi Palace Harem - harem - Beautiful buildingsI 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.

Istanbul, Turkey - Airport Route - Aqueduct - Roman Aqueduct - Roman RuinsWhen 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.

Blue Mosque - Istanbul - Turkey - Turkish MosqueThe 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.




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