Istanbul, Turkey (ancient Constantinople)

Istanbul, Turkey - The marble base pedestal of the Egyptian Obelisk of Theodosius Hippodrome Istanbul Turkey

The pride of the Topkapi Palace Museum in Istanbul, and its most valuable single exhibit is the 86-carat pear-shaped Spoonmaker Diamond, also known as the Kasikci. Surrounded by a double-row of 49 Old Mine cut diamonds. Don't miss it's story at http://famousdiamonds.tripod.com/spoonmakersdiamond.html#

The pride of the Topkapi Palace Museum in Istanbul, and its most valuable single exhibit is the pear-shaped Spoonmaker Diamond, also known as the Kasikci. Surrounded by a double-row of 49 Old Mine cut diamond

The City Walls of Istanbul

The City Walls of Constantinople. View of part of the Theodosian Walls, built by the Emperor Theodosius II approx to protect the city of Constantinople, now Istanbul.

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There is Always Tea to Drink In a Russian Kitchen. Antique samovars are often displayed for their beautiful workmanship.

Tile stairs...old home in #Istanbul.

Little details of Istanbul - Tile stairs. a great starting point for an eclectic interior, this is from an old home in Instanbul

the Virgin Mary's house near Ephesus, Turkey.

The Tomb of Virgin Mary's final resting place at the last house, that the Virgin Mary lived in after the Crucifixion - Ephesus, Kusadasi, Izmir, Turkey.

Needle work for a Turkish tunic

Thing to Stitch First- Embroider over print on fabric. amazing idea I haven't done this yet, but I hardly plan on doing it just once!

Topkapi Palace, Istanbul, Turkey

This is the Topkapi Palace, in Istanbul, Turkey. This palace dates from before the Ottoman Empire but it was improved by the Ottoman Empire. This palace has some very wonderful are from the Ottoman Empire.

Inside the Dolmabahçe Sarayı (Palace), Istanbul, Turkey.

Some of the most opulent cornice boards I've ever seen. Victorian designers and homeowners left no detail unembellished. Over-the-top included walls, ceilings, and drapes.

Şakirin Mosque - Istanbul, Turkey

Sakirin Masjid- Istanbul, Turkey (Sakirin Mosque is situated between Kadikoy and Uskudar on the Asian side of Istanbul and is fairly accessible from most parts of the city.

Amasya, Turkey

magical place to live. but it wouLd be the greatest place to live and call my home.

Galata Tower Istanbul Turkey

The ancient Galata Tower is 9 stories high with restaurant on top, and is a must see in Istanbul. Check out our article: Galata Dining: 10 Restaurants in Istanbul’s Trendy Neighbourhood on The Culture Trip:

Rumeli Hisarı, Istanbul, pentax k10d

Rumeli Hisarı

Rumeli Hisarı, Istanbul - Europeen walls of Constantinople

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