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S: Russia & Turkey 2011 - Book 2

FC: Moscow, St Petersburg & Istanbul - Book 2 May 20 through June 1, 2011

1: Hotel Obelisk Sultanahmet - Istanbul

2: A Shopper's Paradise

3: Fountains and Courtyard outside Topkapi Palace | Hagia Irene - 6th Century

4: Gate of Salutation | Entrance to the Harem | The Fountain where the Executioner washed his Blade | Topkapi Palace

5: Courtyards in the Harem | The Mother Sultan's | The Black Eunuchs' "OUCH" | The Concubines' | Dinner Table for the Help

6: Mother of Pearl and | Beautiful Tile

7: Every Room is Unique

8: Cool Fountains, Ceilings & Windows

9: Beautiful Rugs | & Nooks

10: Fancy Floor Drain & Nice Walkway | Ritual Bath | Wonderful Buildings

11: Still in Topkai Palace Exquisite Detail Everywhere | Dotty wants one in our Backyard

12: Tile, Tile and More Tile

13: Baptismal Fountain | Original Cover for the Sultan's Window

14: Concubines' Dormitory | Keeping it Clean

17: Istanbul Archaeological Museum | They removed the Heads from all the Statues

18: The Tiled Kiosk | Crypts Outside the Museum

19: Inside the Museum

20: Man's | Lady''s | Sarcophagi - An example of original Colors

21: Neat Dead Guy | Pretty Wash Basin | Dotty Made a Friend

23: Works -in -Progress | Nice layout against Palace Wall | Coffee Shop among the Ruins | Little Girl with Turkish Top

24: The Hagia Sophia The Baptismal

25: The Babushka Brigade

26: Needs some Renovation

30: Views from our Hotel and Cool Buildings in the Neighborhood

31: Great Meal! I Chose a Scorpion Fish | Good Music | The Neighborhood Duck

32: The Blue Mosque | Six Minarets | Entrance is through a Leather Door

33: Must take your Shoes off A Place to put your Shoes | You are supposed to kneel between the lines

36: This Fountain was a gift from Germany | We skipped the Carpet Museum | The Park between the Blue Mosque and the Hagia Sophia

37: Egyptian Obelisk 1500 BC ----- Serpent Column | Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum in an Ottoman Palace

38: Ancient Koran

39: Calligraphy Set | Old Turkish Maps

41: Cool Police Station, Nice Park and Great Food

42: The Basilica Cistern

43: Medusa Heads Holding Up the Columns

44: Unfortunately, the horses weren't running ---- We got stuck in this elevator for about 10 minutes

45: V i e w s - f r o m - t h e - H i g h w a y

46: Great Shopping Street | Smoking Hookahs in the Café | Our Local Transport

47: The Center of the Empire | The Blue Mosque at Night

48: Great 'Donner' Sandwiches | Hotel's Rooftop Breakfast Buffet with views

49: Gaudy Tour Boats | Stores Under the Bridge

50: Cruising the Bosphorus | Mosque | Suleymaniye

51: Ancient Palaces, Skyscrapers and Monuments all along the Coast

54: Istanbul is in both Asia and Europe - It is divided by the Bosphorus Strait - We briefly docked in Asia.

55: Lot's of Cool Houses and Boathouses on the Bosphorus

56: A 15th Century Fortress | A different way to look at "Living Under a Bridge"

57: A fixer-upper | Our Cruise Ship | We disembarked in Sariyer.

58: A Playground and waiting for the Bus in Sariyer | Republic Memorial inTaksim Square - Istanbul

59: Sights along Istiklal Caddesi | Istanbul's Main Pedestrian Street | Roasted Chestnuts just like New York | Lunch followed by Turkish Delights

60: Great Architecture including Narrow Buildings and School Gate

61: Pretty Church

62: Turkish Ice Cream | The Famous Pastry Lady

63: The Streets were spotless | What are These Guys Planning?

64: 6th Century Galata Tower & Views from the Top | Haghia Sophia & The Blue Mosque | --- Cool Cafe' ---

65: Dotty made friends with the Pretzel Man | Topkapi Palace

66: Fishing on the Galata Bridge | Bait for Sale

67: Vendors on the Bridge

68: Dinner with Friends | Mosque of Suleyman "The Magnificent"

69: Interior of Suleyman Mosque

70: Local Shopping Alleys | Nuruosmaniye Mosque

71: Rustem Pasa Mosque | The most Magnificent Tiles of All the Mosques | "Are You Mosqued Out Yet?"

72: The Grand Bazaar

73: The Egyptian "Spice" Market

75: Lunch and Views from our Table

76: Ablution at the Mosque

77: Tomb of Suleyman the Magnificent | Cool Restaurant Building | Keeping Istanbul 'Green' | Dancing with the Pigeons

78: Food & Entertainment | Music In the Park | Turkish Ice Cream Stretches like Taffy | The Whirling Dervish Show | Cool Bread

79: Turkish Folk Dance Show | in a 15th Century Turkish Bath | Knife Throwing and Belly Dancing

81: I Almost forgot, The Column of Constantine 330 AD | Goodbye to Istanbul

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