Istanbul: Tourist Day

Before we dove into class last Monday, we spent Sunday touring around the main sites in Istanbul. We went to the Blue Mosque (which I had also visited the day before when it was much quieter), and to Hagia Sophia.

Stunning, and crumbling slightly.

The ceilings are alarmingly wonky:

The spice market:

And instructions outside a mosque. Specific instruction: No Kissing.

We also managed to have a rooftop dinner while the moon set above the Sultanahmet Mosque.