After reaching Istanbul in the afternoon we were dragged off to a Turkish night club for several hours of Turkish music, belly dancing ( actually boring after a few minutes) and folk dancing (which looked exactly like the folk dancing we had been subjected to in Athens.) Next morning it was off for a six hour tour of the city...or at least the European side of it.
This was a park area inside the grounds of the Blue Mosque.
The Hagia Sophia but I'll get to this later with it's own segment.
The Blue Mosque built by Sultan Ahmed or something. We did go into this one.
I can't imagine the camera rig one would need to capture the grandeur of this place. I was lucky that I got some halfway decent shots without flash.
When the Turks took the city, one thing they apparently took a fancy to was stained glass and they adopted it into their building techniques. Religious syncretism at its best!
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Something is wrong here. War, disease, death, destruction, hunger, filth, poverty, torture, crime, corruption, and the Ice Capades. Something is definitely wrong. This is not good work. If this is the best God can do, I am not impressed.
-- George Carlin