Your glory stands above the waves, and when I'm crashing within myself, you are still.

The Maiden's Tower (Turkish: Kız Kulesi) By Yaşar Koç - Istanbul, Turkey. What a pretty picture for the Maiden's Tower.

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

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

Traditional Ottoman Wooden House on the Asian side in Istanbul. It is in Moda, a neighbourhood which has very few of these old homes still standing. This house has been restored in the past couple of years. Gorgeous

Traditional Ottoman Wooden House on the Asian side in Istanbul. It is in Moda, Kadikoy a neighbourhood which has very few of these old homes still standing. This house has been restored in the past couple of years.

Turkish traditional houses - İkiz Evler Heybeliada ,Istanbul

Turkish Traditional Houses - İkiz Evler (Twin Houses) in Heybeliada (Princess Islands) of Istanbul.

Love Istanbul. Grand Bazaar in Istanbul, Turkey was closed when we were there. Next time.

Istanbul Turkey Grand Bazaar--an amazingly exotic experience--over 3000 shops. This is an ancient marketplace.

Chora Museum, Istanbul, Turkiye. The best examples of Byzantine Pictoral Art in existence are found inside this former church (then mosque).

The 20 Most Beautiful Museums in the World

Water Fountain, Topkapi Palace, Istanbul. I've seen this in person, it's so beautiful!

Water Fountain, Topkapi Palace, it is so beautiful, I can't even imagine how it would be to be the sultan.

There is no sure way, these days, to beat the lines at Hagia Sophia, the exquisite mosque turned museum in the old City.

Istanbul's Galleries, Shops, Restaurants and Hot Spots

Hagia Sophia, mosque turned museum in old City of Photos: Istanbul's Galleries, Shops, Restaurants and Hot Spots: City of Senses : Condé Nast Traveler

Hamsi - street vendor frying little anchovies lightly dusted in cornmeal and spritzed with lemon

Hamsi (anchovies) -Turkish street vendor frying little anchovies lightly dusted in cornmeal and spritzed with lemon

Civilization door. Beylerbeyi Palace ISTANBUL-TURKEY

"The Civilization Door", Beylerbeyi Palace, Istanbul - Turkey

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