We're walking, and walking, and now for Mahmutpasa Yokusu, the street of a thousand shops, on the way to the Grand Bazaar! In the GB we discovered Kerem, the man with the coolest Astrology devices used for navigating. What a treasure! Pic of me on the balcony at Topkapi Palace. We love this place!
The Ancient Hippodrome in Istanbul is a park gathering place for Everybody! Vendors sell some hot, filled pita bread, corn on the cob, and of course, Turkish Taffee! It's right down the street from Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque. We always felt SAFE, accepted, and welcomed.
What a great memorable 25th Anniversary experience. Fountains are found all over the city for refreshing your face, washing hand, feet.
Dome of the Blue Mosque, called that because of the intricate blue inlaid tiles.
Just returned from a wondrous adventure to Istanbul, Crete, and Athens. Narrow cobblestone streets led us to Byzantine Churches, amazing museums, and truly ancient ruins. A dream come true. I love Hagia Sophia, Church of the Holy Wisdom that is now a museum, in Istanbul. Great to actually see the many images I studied so long ago in Art History classes.
Pat Gullett, owner/artist of Howling Moon Studio, is a Painter, teacher, jeweler influenced by ancient civilizations, navigational tools for the journey, and Nature. She lives in the woods of Connecticut with her husband David.