|Counters full of nuts and dried fruits.|
|Pounds and pounds of candies and other sweets are|
everywhere you turn. I don't have a sweet tooth so it
was too much for me to appreciate!
|Windows full of wonderful foods.|
|And more sweets!|
|Loved the natural sponges hanging.|
|Pipes and ceramics were everywhere.|
|The special Turkish cheese was very good.|
|It is a visual to behold!|
|Tiles in the Blue Mosque are stunning.|
|Beautiful designs and still vibrant.|
|Preserved in the Hagia Sophia|
It is quite amazing to think that so long ago people moved huge columns of marble and stone and build domes high in the air without cranes and billion dollar price tags. And the amount of gold leaf used in these buildings is mind boggling! It is wonderful that they are so well preserved that we can view them in today's world.
|The Hagia Sophia is now a museum|
|We are enjoying this fabulous city. Here we are in |
front of the Hagia Sophia once a church and a mosque.