Thursday, April 2, 2015

A long walk in Istanbul - Sultanahmet

I was woken at 5:45 by the call to prayer from a nearby mosque. Ear plugs were inserted and I went back to sleep.

I set off after breakfast and in the course of the day visited the Grand Bazaar, the Basilica Cistern and the Topkapi Palace. Each of these will get a separate blog. This blog covers the rest.

The hotel provides slippers as did Turkish Airlines.

Slippers for sale.


There is a separate blog for the Grand Bazaar.

Interesting old wall.

A cemetery for Sultans.

A separate blog for the Basilica Cistern.

Signs of Spring.

Our daffodils probably will be over by the time I get home.

Walking to the Topkapi Palace.

The Topkapi gets its own blog.

Interesting obelisk with Egyption symbols.

I will have to look it up but this screw shaped thingy is very old.

You see a few dogs but quite a number of cats.

Another obelisk.

It is a rabbit warren of narrow streets and I used the GPS on my cell phone to navigate.

Dinner. Marianne reports that Catty-watty is missing me.

A refreshing cup of tea that cost about 70 cents.

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