S: Turkey, Greece & Italy Summer 2010
FC: Turkey, Greece & Italy
1: Turkey, Greece & Italy | Istanbul, Dikili, Kusadasi in Turkey Patmos, Crete, Santorini, Athens, Delphi in Greece Brindsi, Pompeii, Rome, Florence in Italy Summer 2010
2: Traveling | Welcome to, Istanbul, Turkey | The Byzantium and Constaniople empires
3: The Grand Bazaar | is one of the largest covered markets in the world with 60 streets and 5,000 shops. Over 250,000 visitors come daily. | Built in 1461
4: The Bosphorus Bridge is a gravity anchored suspension | Bosphorus Strait
5: The Bosphorus Bridge Connects Europe to Asia | The idea of the great bridge came in 522 B.C. from Darius I the Great of Persia, recored by the Greek writer Herodtous The actual construction began in 1957
6: Blue Mosque: Istanbul, Turkey
7: The Blue Mosque was built between 1609 & 1616 Sultan Ahmed built it by borrowing money from the treasury There is over 40,000 hand made blue tiles in the mosque The real name is Sultan Ahmed Mosque
8: Inside the Hagia Sophia | The Hagia Sophia shows cultural influences from the Byzantium and Ottoman Empires | Built in 537 A.D.
10: EFES Turkish Beer | Memhet, Dan & Brian | Enjoying the first night out | Taksim Square
11: Istanbul, Turkey
12: Pergamum, an ancient greek city in modern day Turkey.
13: Pergamon had residents between 281-133 B.C.
14: A turkish hand made carpet can take over a year to make | Every family has only one unique design they only create. It is passed down through generations
15: Virgin Mary's house | Healing Water from the Mountains | Gift Shop | Virgin Mary
16: Ephesus- Ancient Greek City, turned to a Major Roman City
19: Ephesus was the second largest city in the world behind Rome. | There was a population of 250,000 in the first century of B.C. | The Temple of Artemis, one of the seven wonders of the world, it was destroyed in 401 A.D.
20: Kusadasi, Turkey This was the last night in Turkey. Our cruise ship is waiting on the Aegean Coast for our arrival in the morning. We will be heading through the Greek Isles.
21: Soaking up the beautiful sun rays | Cruising through the Greek Isles | On our way to Crete, Patmos & Santorini
23: Patmos, Greece
28: Patmos has a labyrrinth of stone streets | Greek Beer Mythos
30: Santorini, Greece
32: Santorini, Greece
34: Parthenon, Athens | Caryatids on the south porch of Erechtheion | Acropolis, Athens | The City of Athens, Greece
35: The Acropolis and Parthenon over looking Athens, Greece
37: Delphi, Greece | The Temple of Apollo
38: In 79 A.D. Mt. Vesuvius erupted covering Pompeii in ash for two days, burring the entire city. Much of the city is still being excavating.
39: Follow this to the Brothel | Ancient Roman City, Pompeii, Italy | A women frozen in time lying on her pregnant belly | A man covered in ash, found praying
40: Welcome to ROME, ITALY
41: Vittorio Emanuele Monument | Trevi Fountain | City Center | Rome
42: Vatican City Rome, Italy
44: Florence, Italy
45: This is the view outside of my hotel room, Florence Italy
46: The Duomo
47: Out for a Authentic Italian Dinner | Italian Treats: Panini & An Espresso | A Vegetable stand Florence, Italy