Blue Mosque, Istanbul.

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.

Istanbul, Turkey - From National Geographic's Best Spring Trips 2012 - Second time in two weeks I've heard to put this city at the top of my list.

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

Galata - Istanbul

Sultan Ahmed Mosque (Blue Mosque), Istanbul, Turkey - 13 Fascinating Places Spiced Up with Amazing Architecture

Istanbul

Istanbul - Copper at the Grand Bazaar. The cevze is used to boil Turkish coffee. I would love to attend the Grand Bazaar!

Nevizade Street, Beyoglu, Istanbul

Boncuk Meyhane is located at the famous and popular Nevizade Sokak, which is just off the Istiklal Caddesi. Nevizade Sokak is one of the best places in the world for a boisterous evening meal and people-watching. Boncuk is a great choice on this street.

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.

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.

Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey

Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey - used to be a former Orthodox patriarchal basilica, later a mosque, and now a museum

The City Walls of Istanbul

The City Walls of Constantinople. View of part of the Theodosian Walls, built by the Emperor Theodosius II approx to protect the city of Constantinople, now Istanbul.

Flowers line the houses along the street leading towards Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque | Istanbul, Turkey

Flowers line the houses along the street leading towards Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque Istanbul: Gardens / by Nomadic Vision Photography

Sunset at Kiz Kulesi, Istanbul

The Maiden's Tower (Kız Kulesi), Bosphorus Strait, Istanbul, Turkey

Galata Kulesi, İstanbul TR

The Galata Tower (Turkish: Galata Kulesi), also called Christea Turris (Tower of Christ) by the Genoese and Megalos Pyrgos (The Great Tower).

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