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Chora Church, Istanbul.  The most beautiful byzantine mosaics in Istanbul.  You can't miss it.

Chora Church, Istanbul. The most beautiful byzantine mosaics in Istanbul. You can't miss it.

The Ayın Biri Church, which translates to “The First Day of the Month,” is located behind the İstanbul Manifaturacılar Çarşısı. On the first day of each month, religious devotees of all faiths visit the site, where they purchase silver and gold keys that represent their wishes.  If a person’s wish comes true, he/she must return the key to the church.  Salesmen outside the gates sell different charms as well, which are believed to induce other successes in life.

The Ayın Biri Church, which translates to “The First Day of the Month,” is located behind the İstanbul Manifaturacılar Çarşısı. On the first day of each month, religious devotees of all faiths visit the site, where they purchase silver and gold keys that represent their wishes. If a person’s wish comes true, he/she must return the key to the church. Salesmen outside the gates sell different charms as well, which are believed to induce other successes in life.

Büyükada-İstanbul By osmantpcu

Büyükada-İstanbul By osmantpcu

Galata tower, Istanbul, Turkey

Galata tower, Istanbul, Turkey

Cezayir Street, Istanbul

Cezayir Street, Istanbul

Nikolaj Thaning Rentzmann on Instagram: “Birds flying high ✈️ I'm flying to Paris tomorrow ”

Nikolaj Thaning Rentzmann on Instagram: “Birds flying high ✈️ I'm flying to Paris tomorrow ”

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One of the most beautiful cities I have been to. I have been there 8 times in the last few years and I see no reason why I would not continue to visit the city in the future. More

One of the most beautiful cities I have been to. I have been there 8 times in the last few years and I see no reason why I would not continue to visit the city in the future. More

Galata Tower in Istanbul "Ama yavaş yavaş anladın ki, dünya hiç de senden eylemlerde ve özverilerde bulunmanı istemiyor; yaşam, kahraman rollerine ve benzeri şeylere yer veren bir kahramanlık destanı değil, insanların yiyip içmeler, kahve yudumlamalar, örgü örmeler, iskambil oynamalar, radyo dinlemelerle yetinip hallerine şükrettikleri rahat bir orta sınıf evidir."Herman Hesse

Galata Tower in Istanbul "Ama yavaş yavaş anladın ki, dünya hiç de senden eylemlerde ve özverilerde bulunmanı istemiyor; yaşam, kahraman rollerine ve benzeri şeylere yer veren bir kahramanlık destanı değil, insanların yiyip içmeler, kahve yudumlamalar, örgü örmeler, iskambil oynamalar, radyo dinlemelerle yetinip hallerine şükrettikleri rahat bir orta sınıf evidir."Herman Hesse

Beyoglu Street. Istanbul, TURKEY (intrepid2012, via Flickr)

Beyoglu Street. Istanbul, TURKEY (intrepid2012, via Flickr)

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