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Istanbul Wedding Week

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S: Istanbul- Where East meets West

BC: 2009

1: We took a tour of Jewish Istanbul and our first stop was the Ashkenasi Synagogue. | We went to Istanbul to attend Eric and Zeynep's wedding!

2: We visited the Neve Shalom Synagogue, guarded by an Israeli security team. There is a hard hat and an emergency kit under each seat.

3: This is the largest Sephardic Synagogue in Turkey. It has been attacked by Islamic extremists several times.

4: Exterior of the Ottoman Baroque style Ahrida Synagogue, with a bema shaped like the prow of a ship

5: You can still see scars from the bomb attack on the walls of the Neve Shalom Synagogue. | The Jewish Museum

7: Views from Café Pierre Loti | On the hills of Eyup on the Golden Horn

8: The Galata Tower, built as Christea Turris (Tower of Christ) in 1348 during an expansion of the Genoese colony in Constantinople. | fish stalls along the Bosphorus

10: We saw mosque after mosque on our cruise on the Bosphorus. Also palaces, ruins, and estates in the hills. | We always enjoy traveling with Sharon & Howard!

12: Views from the Bosphorus

13: Colorful Istanbul

15: The Dolmabahce Palace, on the European shore of the Bosporus. It served as the main administrative centre of the Ottoman Empire from 1856 to 1922.

17: There were lots of birds wandering the grounds of the Dalmabahce Palace.

18: We were Sely and Eel

19: How wonderful to share simchas with friends- and get to travel to exotic places!

21: What a gorgeous bride and handsome groom.

22: The Topkapi Palace was the official and primary residence in the city of the Ottoman Sultans for approximately 400 years (1465-1856) of their 624-year reign.

24: Wonderful examples of Iznik tiles

26: Topkapi Palace

27: Jewish star motifs are numerous throughout Istanbul, even in the Topkapi Palace.

28: I love this picture

34: The Blue Mosque was built between 1609 and 1616, during the rule of Ahmed I. Like many other mosques, it also comprises a tomb of the founder, a madrasah and a hospice.

35: In Turkey all Moslem boys are circumcised between the ages 2-14. At these celebrations, the child generally wears festive garments resembling a Sultan's or a King's dress.

36: Hagia Sophia

38: Hagia Sophia (from the Greek: "Holy Wisdom"; Latin: Sancta Sophia or Sancta Sapientia; Turkish: Ayasofya) is a former Orthodox patriarchal basilica, later a mosque, and now a museum. It dates from 360 AD.

41: The night after the wedding, Linda & Greg hosted a dinner at The Blue House, with it's incredible views if Istanbul.

42: In side the Grand Bazaar and the Spice Market

44: The Yeni Camii, The New Mosque or Mosque of the Valide Sultan is an Ottoman imperial mosque located in the Eminnü district of Istanbul, Turkey. It is situated on the Golden Horn at the southern end of the Galata Bridge.

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  • Title: Istanbul Wedding Week
  • We went to Istanbul to attend a friend's son's wedding in July 2009.
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