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.