Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul, Turkey

Nevizade Street, Beyoğlu, Istanbul

Nevizade Street, Beyoğlu, Istanbul

House on the Bosphorus in Istanbul, Turkey.

House on the Bosphorus in Istanbul, Turkey.

Ortakoy Mosque with fog in Bosphorus, Istanbul, Turkey

Ortakoy Mosque with fog in Bosphorus, Istanbul, Turkey

Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Istanbul

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Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Istanbul

Istanbul, Turkey:  The Aya Sophia was built at the direction of Emperor Justine in the 6th century and has served as both Greek Orthodox and Roman Catholic Church -- and for nearly 1000 years the largest in the world, until St Peter’s basilica was built. In 1453 the Ottoman Empire conquered Constantinople and renamed it Istanbul and at this point Süleyman the Magnificent transformed the then church into a mosque, added the minarets and changed the name to Aya Sofia.  by MichaelLevy

Istanbul, Turkey: The Aya Sophia was built at the direction of Emperor Justine in the 6th century and has served as both Greek Orthodox and Roman Catholic Church -- and for nearly 1000 years the largest in the world, until St Peter’s basilica was built. In 1453 the Ottoman Empire conquered Constantinople and renamed it Istanbul and at this point Süleyman the Magnificent transformed the then church into a mosque, added the minarets and changed the name to Aya Sofia. by MichaelLevy

istanbul, Beylerbeyi, Üsküdar.

istanbul, Beylerbeyi, Üsküdar.

Mustafa Kemal Atatürk

Mustafa Kemal Atatürk

Grand Bazaar Entrance (Kapali Carsi) Istanbul, Turkey❤️ http://www.yourcruisesource.com/two_chefs_culinary_cruise_-_istanbul_to_athens_greek_isles_cruise.htm

Grand Bazaar Entrance (Kapali Carsi) Istanbul, Turkey❤️ http://www.yourcruisesource.com/two_chefs_culinary_cruise_-_istanbul_to_athens_greek_isles_cruise.htm

Dolmabahçe Palace Clock Tower, Istanbul, Turkey.

Dolmabahçe Palace Clock Tower, Istanbul, Turkey.

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