istanbul is beautiful. we’ve been busy hitting all the hot spots: the hagia sophia, which was constructed as a basilica in the 6th century, the blue mosque which faces the hagia sophia, famous for its blue iznik tiles, and my personal favorite… the grand bazaar. with nearly 4000 shops selling antiques, jewelry, turkish carpets and leather… it’s a shoppers paradise. i’m a sucker for all the little knick-knacks, i’m especially fond of all the pottery and pretty lanterns. as you can imagine, we are loving every minute!
pictures from left to right are as follows…
row one: outside the blue mosque, pottery inside the grand bazaar, shot of the blue mosque from outside the hagia sophia.
row two: gavin shopping for turkish rugs, me & O outisde the hagia sophia, inside the grand bazaar.
row three: mosaics from inside the hagia sophia, gavin outside blue mosque, me & O in front of the blue mosque.
row four: inside hagia sophia, lanterns inside grand bazaar, O making a wish inside hagia sophia.
I love how you've been blogging on your trip! It's so fun to keep up with you! Can't wait until we can travel again! Lovely pictures! see you when you get back!