Night - Istanbul - Turkey
In the background the New Mosque is an Ottoman imperial mosque located in the Eminönü district of Istanbul, Turkey. Built in 1597. Balik Ekmek (literally "fish and bread") is a fish sandwich served in small boats and little buffets in Eminönü around the Galata Bridge. A regular sandwich consists of one small fried fish, slices of tomatoes and onion. However, the taste is beyond expectations for such a basic menu. The price is around 5 TL. It's a local favorite and thus it's supercrowded…
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Turkey - Istanbul a world heritage. Facts about Turkey: Area: 779,452 sq km. Straddles two continents; 3% in Europe (Thrace), 97% in Asia (Anatolia). Also controls the Bosphorus Strait and the Dardanelles, vital sea links between the Black Sea and the Mediterranean. Its strategic position has made the area of prime importance throughout history.Population: 75,705,147. Capital: Ankara. Official language: Turkish. 45 languages.
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3# Feel the pulse of Europe’s first, and the world’s 5th largest city, with its population of 13.8 million Famous Gate to Court Yard of Suleymaniye Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey
There is some truly amazing architecture in Turkey - but one of the ones I really fell in love with was the Yerebatan Sarnıcı - Basilica Cistern right under the Hagia Sophia grounds. It was built to hold water for Istanbul (and there are also some really cool aqueducts too) and now that there is no need for it, it is a little tourist stop with only a small bit of water. One random thing inside was the two stone heads of Medusa (I guess she looked at herself in the mirror?) that were stolen…
Chora Church Columns
"The majority of the fabric of the current building dates from 1077–1081, when Maria Dukaina, the mother-in-law of Alexius I Comnenus, rebuilt the Chora Church as an inscribed cross or quincunx: a popular architectural style of the time. Early in the 12th century, the church suffered a partial collapse, perhaps due to an earthquake. The church was rebuilt by Isaac Comnenus, Alexius's third son. However, it was only after the third phase of building, two centuries after, that the church as it…
Rumeli Hisarı, Istanbul
Thanks for the sponsorship of Veni Vidi Travel... www.venividitravel.com/ The Rumeli Fortress, or Rumeli Hisari, was built in 1452 by Sultan Mehmed.Located at the narrowest point of the Bosphorus on the European side