My trip to Istanbul

My amazing trip to the beautiful city Istanbul, Turkey. I travelled around the Ottoman Empire, and visited many mosques and awesome palaces. The Turkish food was delicious, and the art was beautiful. The culture was very interesting, and I loved the clothes everyone was wearing. I would love to go back some time.
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Istanbul is full of amazing architecture! In the picture you can see wooden chairs piled high between two buildings in central Istanbul. Absolutely breathtaking!

Doris Salcedo, Installation at International Istanbul Biennial, Salcedo's idea was to create a "topography of war"--not tied to a specific historical event, but to war in general. wooden chairs piled high between two buildings in central Istanbul.

I just arrived in Istanbul after sailing for more than two weeks. It is 8 o'clock in the evening right now, and this is the view I have from my boat. I have only been here for less than an hour, but I am already in love with this city. I can't wait for tomorrow!

Silhouette of the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia at sunset as seen from the Asian side, Istanbul, Turkey Sultan Ahmet cami ve Ayasofya İstanbul Türkiye

Istanbul, Turkey -  Off in the distance beyond the Bosphorus you can see the minarets of the Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque.

Jair was an orphan raised on the streets in Cuba. I imagine that his childhood was centered around the slums and dilapidated areas of Cuba;

This map shows the three most powerful empires of the time.  The Ottoman Empire, Safavid Empire, and the Mughal Empire.

Map that shows the three most powerful empires of the time (Ottoman Empire, Safavid Empire, and Mughal Empire). This map was created before Salim the Grim defeated the Safavids.

The traditional Turkish wedding dress. A big red helmet and a dress made of jewelry of different colors. It is beautiful!

The traditional Turkish wedding dress was in bold colors, like purple or red, richly embroidered in gold thread.