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Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia

Location: Turkey

Today we visited Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia and did a little more exploring the back streets

Off to the Mosque and Hagia Sophia, Weather is a bit warmer now

Taksim Square, this monument was at the centre but otherwise this was an unremarkable landmark

Girls dress up for the Blue Mosque

Sultanahmet Mosque more commonly known as the Blue Mosque because of the blue tiles lining the walls, 16th century

Hagia Sophia Originally built in 537 as christian church. In 1453 converted to mosque by Mehmet II and 1935 Ataturk turned it into museum.

Intricate and beautiful ceilings and domes

Where's Wally? Switchback ramps were used to get from different levels

Use of coloured marble panels is beautiful and huge feature of Hagia Sophia

Making Turkish bread in front of the restaurant.

11th century mosaic shows Constantine offering the Virgin Mary the city of Constantinople. Justinian (left) is offering her Hagia Sophia

Our favourite pide shop, that is ours the chef is cooking



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Taksim Square, this monument was at the centre but otherwise this was an unremarkable landmark

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Off to the Mosque and Hagia Sophia, Weather is a bit warmer now

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Sultanahmet Mosque more commonly known as the Blue Mosque because of the blue tiles lining the walls, 16th century

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Girls dress up for the Blue Mosque

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Intricate and beautiful ceilings and domes

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Hagia Sophia Originally built in 537 as christian church. In 1453 converted to mosque by Mehmet II and 1935 Ataturk turned it into museum.

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Use of coloured marble panels is beautiful and huge feature of Hagia Sophia

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Where's Wally? Switchback ramps were used to get from different levels

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11th century mosaic shows Constantine offering the Virgin Mary the city of Constantinople. Justinian (left) is offering her Hagia Sophia

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Making Turkish bread in front of the restaurant.

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Our favourite pide shop, that is ours the chef is cooking