Thursday, June 5, 2014

A discovery of Istanbul

Istanbul is our first step to Eurasia.

Because of its strategic location Istanbul has been the center of the world for many centuries and the city is a place to discover

Inside the Hagia Sophia

Ottoman Chandelier

Inside Hagia Sophia

The Blue Mosque

The Istanbul Cistern system.

There are hundreds of ancient cisterns hidden underneath the streets and houses of Istanbul. Of the two that are open to the public, the Basilica Cistern (Yerebatan Sarnıcı) is the largest and Istanbul’s most unusual tourist attraction.
Contrary to James Bond, who had to row his way through Istanbul underground cistern in From Russia with Love, you can take a stroll in the forest of hundreds of marble columns and enjoy the subterranean cool on a hot summer day.

The famous Medusa

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