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Turkey Book I - 2013

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S: Turkey - Book 1 - 2013 - Dave & Karen Miles

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3: Room 203 | Breakfast Patio | Evening wine on the Terrace | Blue Mosque from our terrace | Our Hotel for 3 days prior to the tour

4: Discussing our next days adventure over drinks | During my early morning photo shoots I always stopped for - Turkish Coffee & Simits at a local restaurant on the Hippodrome | Along Akbiyik street

5: Simits vendor | When they don't come to the store, bring the store to them | First dinner in Turkey - Akbiyik street | Sultans Delight- Lamb, Chicken or Beef with pureed Bechamel sauce | Ekmek (Bread)

6: Jewish Gate | Karen took this through the gate of a mosque in the Eminonu District

7: Old city walls | On top of the old city walls | Jewish Gate

10: (Our hotels- first 5days)

11: Haghia Sophia | Blue Mosque | Chora Church

12: Tulips originated in Turkey

13: Wild parrots

16: Karen spicing things up

32: The Cistern is 70 m. wide, 140 m. long with a total of 336 columns which were placed every 4 m. The total water capacity is 80.000 m3. The height is 8 m.

34: Serpent Column

36: Fishing on top of the Galata Bridge

37: 5.00 TL

38: Azade from the terrace of the Sari Konak

39: Rumeli Fortress | Leandros Tower (Kiz Kulesi)

40: The New Mosque | Dolmabahce Palace | Kucuksu Summer Palace

41: Bosporus Cruise | Dolmabache Mosque | The Beylerbeyi Palace

48: Karen the photographer | Courtyard of the Blue Mosque

61: Gate of Royal Reception | Fountain of Sultan Ahmed III at the entrance of Topkapi Palace | Imperial Gate | Church of the Hagia Eirene (First Courtyard)

62: Privy Chamber of Murad III | Privy Chamber of Murad III | Fireplace

63: Courtyard of the Black Eunuchs

64: Favourites' Courtyard & apartments (Harem) | Harem Main Gate | Imperial Mint (Darphane-i Amire)

65: Harem, Double Kiosk outside facade | Inner Courtyard

66: Courtyard of the Concubines | Sultans Apartments

68: Entrance to the Audience Chamber

69: Gate of Felicity (Babussaade) | Hall of Audience (Arz Odasi) | Hall of Audience

70: Baghdad Pavilion | Imperial Court,Tower of Justice & Privy Stables | Open recess (Iwan) of the Yerevan kiosk

71: Imperial Council | Inner Courtyard

72: Library of Ahmed III | Inlaid pearl shutters

73: Karen & I having Tea at Topkapi Palace overlooking the Bosphorus Straight & Maramar Sea

74: Fresco depicting Anatasis in the Paracclesion | The Census

75: Virgin Mary Cupola

76: Damaged Cupola | Christ Pantocrator over the door of the exonarthex & narthex

78: Fresco of the Anatasis & the Last Judgement | Journey to Bethlehem | Theodore Metochites offers a model of the church to Christ | Dormation of the Virgin

80: Istanbul is behind us! Because of the May Day protests and the closing of all streets into and out of Istanbul, we must take an alternative route around the city on our way to the Anatolian Civilization Museum and Ankara. This will add a couple of hours to our day, but we are on our way!

95: Changing of the guard

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