lit Basilica Cistern (ancient reservoirs hidden beneath the city), Istanbul

Basilica cistern - Istanbul, Turkey - From National Geographic's Best Spring Trips 2012

Istanbul

Istanbul is the largest city in the Middle East and contains nearly active mosques. This is a list of three of the most amazing mosques in Istanbul.

Istanbul --   A quiet moment amid the many cafés and bars that line  Nevizade Street.

Alan Richman Reviews Middle Eastern Food in Instanbul

Istanbul -- A quiet moment amid the many cafés and bars that line Nevizade Street. Food in Istanbul

Blue Mosque, Istanbul..... The Sultan Ahmed Mosque is an historic mosque in Istanbul. The mosque is popularly known as the Blue Mosque for the blue tiles adorning the walls of its interior.  It was built from 1609 to 1616, during the rule of Ahmed I. Its Külliye contains a tomb of the founder, a madrasah and a hospice.

Blue Mosque or The Sultan Ahmed Mosque is an historic mosque in Istanbul. The mosque is popularly known as the Blue Mosque for the blue tiles adorning the walls of its interior. It was built during the rule of Ahmed I.

Cold Fountain Street - Things to Do in Istanbul Turkey

Things to Do in Istanbul Turkey - Sunday Spotlight

Blue mosque Istanbul

Blue Mosque Interior - The Sultan Ahmed Mosque is a historic mosque in Istanbul. The mosque is popularly known as the Blue Mosque for the blue tiles adorning the walls of its interior. It was built from 1609 to during the rule of Ahmed I.

Dervish Lodges - Konya, Turkey.

The mausoleum of Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi (qs), a Sufi mystic also known as Mevlâna or Rumi. It was also the dervish lodge (tekke) of the Mevlevi order, better known as the whirling dervishes. Mevlâna died on 17 December Konya, Turkey

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