Living TRAVEL - TURKEY
      
Istanbul in 1965

Turkey in 2011

see map below

 


Looking SE from above the Suleymaniye mosque we see the Bosporus narrow water channel mid-left joining the Black Sea to the Sea of Marmara towards the background of the picture with mainland Turkey in the background
 

Sultan Ahmet Mosque (Blue Mosque) built in 17th century - close up below right
 
Above Left: looking from the Blue Mosque to the Aya Sofia mosque which was built in the 5th century. It was one of the largest ever Christian churches converted to a mosque in the 15th century.
 

Gateway to Istanbul
 

The Edirne Gate
 

Ruins of the substantial city wall (near the Edirne Gate)
built around Istanbul/Byzantium/Constantinople in the 5th century by Emperor Theodosius II
 

Slums to the left, mosque to the right
 

Inside the Blue Mosque

Mosaic
 

Looking back across the Bosporus to the Suleymaniye Mosque (largest in Istanbul)
built 1550 to 1557 by the Sultan Suleyman
 

The top of the 60 metre Galata Tower can be seen in the background.
It was built in the 14th century by the Genoese occupiers for defence purposes.
 

The Pearl Throne in the Topkarpi Museum
 

The bridge across the Bosporus at night
 

TURKEY

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