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Istanbul, Turkey - By Caner Cangül ** Great photo Caner. :)

Istanbul, Turkey - The marble base pedestal of the Egyptian Obelisk of Theodosius Hippodrome Istanbul Turkey

Donated by Abraham Camondo, Karakoy Istanbul

Love this staircase. Donated by Abraham Kamondo, a Jewish banker, the baroque-styled Kamondo Stairs (or Kamondo steps) are located in the neighborhood of Karaköy in Istanbul, Turkey.

Cezayir Street, Istanbul

Cezayir Street, Istanbul

"Rue Francaise", with tented buildings, street musicians, cafés, bars and art centers.

Hagia Sophia....pretty much the pinnacle of Christian architecture outside of Rome.. (even though it has been converted into a Mosque in present day times)

Sunset over the Sultan Ahmed Mosque (Sultanahmet Camii) or Blue Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey. Built from 1609 to 1616 during the rule of Ahmed I.

Kariye Museum (Turkey). 'Tucked away in the shadow of Theodosius II’s monumental land walls, Kariye Museum (Chora Church) is adorned with mosaics and frescoes that were created in the 14th century and illustrate the lives of Christ and the Virgin Mary. These are among the world’s best examples of Byzantine art, rivalled only by mosaics adorning churches in Ravenna, Italy.' http://www.lonelyplanet.com/turkey/istanbul/sights/museum/kariye-museum-chora

Byzantine design AD) at the Kariye Museum (Turkey). Adorned with mosaics and frescoes that were created in the century and illustrate the lives of Christ and the Virgin Mary. Rivalled only by mosaics adorning churches in Ravenna, Italy.

Suleymaniye Mosque - Istanbul, Turkey

Photograph The Süleymaniye mosque by Necat ÇETİN -The Süleymaniye Mosque is an Ottoman imperial mosque located on the Third Hill of Istanbul, Turkey. It is the largest mosque in the city, and one of the best-known sights of Istanbul.

The Sultan Ahmed Mosque, Istambul, Turkey

Famous Gate to Court Yard of Suleymaniye Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey - Top 11 Reasons to Visit Istanbul

Hagia Sophia, Istanbul - massive dome, it is considered the epitome of Byzantine architecture and is said to have "changed the history of architecture." // photo by erhan sasmaz

Unit Early Christian Architecture - Hagia Sophia, Istanbul - massive dome, it is considered the epitome of Byzantine architecture and is said to have changed the history of architecture.

Istanbul, Turkey

Artist Turns Istanbul Into Inception-Inspired Landscapes

Yeni Camii-İstanbul By beluga 7

The main and secondary domes of the New Mosque (Yeni Camii) was built in century - İstanbul.