Flying Into Istanbul
Istanbul, a city on two continents, seen from the air with the European area of the city in the lower right and with the Asian area in the upper left.
On The Golden Horn
Approaching the European side of Istanbul as sundown approaches. The Suleymaniye mosque stands above the city.
More than 1400 years old Istanbul's Haghia Sophia has been a Christian church, a Moslem mosque and is now a museum.
The interior of Haghia Sophia.
The great dome of Haghia Sophia with a scaffold use by restorers.
The interior of Haghia Sophia with symbols of both the Christian and Moslem religions.
Some of the details of the interior including the Archangel Gabriel depicted.
One of the Christian mosaics showing May and Jesus in the center with the Emperors Justinian on the left offering Mary Haghia Sophia and Constantine on the right offering the city of Constantinople.
The Blue Mosque
This is a partial view of the interior of Istanbul's Blue Mosque which is more formerly named the Sultan Ahmet mosque. It was built between 1609 and 1616.
A view of some of the architecture of the Blue Mosque.
A close up view of some of the architecture of the Blue Mosque.
The interior of the Blue Mosque empty of people as it is being cleaned.
The Grand Bazaar
This is the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul which was established in the late 1400's. Today it is a labyrinth of roofed over streets with thousands of small shops.
Shopping At The Grand Bazaar
Some shoppers at a lighting store, one of thousands of shops.
A couple and a salesman at a shop selling food.
For Sale At The Grand Bazaar
Some of the wide variety of teas and spices for sale at many shops in the Grand Bazaar.
Evening In Istanbul
Typical restaurants along an Istanbul street getting ready for customers as night falls.
Guarding The Founder's Tomb
A guard from the Turkish navy stands at attention at the tomb of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk , the founder of the Turkish republic. The tomb is located in the capitol of Turkey, Ankara.
'Fairy Chimneys' , with caps, part of the remarkable landscape of the central Turkish region of Cappadocia.
The Cappadocian landscape showing the eroded tuff (hardened volcanic ash) that makes the area remarkable.
Eroded tuff (hardened volcanic ash) that has had caves carved into it for dwellings and churches in the distant past.