As I was posing for this picture, the tram unexpectedly began moving, continuing its journey around Taksim Sq. with my holding on for dear life until it stopped again!
This war memorial reminded me of
You’d think this was some major government building but no, it was just
|Wonder what happened in 1973 for this monument to be built.|
The BIGGEST doner (described in a previous post) we've ever seen! As you can see from the preceding photo, it obviously caught the eye of many other people too.
|It was so sad seeing younsters this boy's age either outright begging or 'playing an instrument.'|
|Thank God we only had to walk down these Camondo Stairs, not up them.|
|Another view of the Tower with a mosque in front of it.|
While I waited in line to get good seats on the ferry for our cruise up the Bosphorous, Steven skedaddled over to the New Mosque right across the street to see it for a bit. Here are his photos.
|The women's seating area during prayer time.|
|This lady and her husband were both from Istanbul but, if I understood him correctly, had never been on the ferry before.|
Saw the grandiose
|Another vieew of the Ortakoy Mosque.|
|Fatih Bridge from Istanbul's Asian side.|
|The Gokso Pavilion on the European side.|
On the Asian side is the imposing Kuleli Military School, built in 1860. Can you see its 2 ’witch hat’ towers?
|This couple was in Istanbul for the Muslim Bayrim holiday from Baghdad.|
|We saw a fair number of lovely wooden buildings like this one in Istanbul.|
|We ended up walking through most of the campus of the huge Istanbul Universityon our way to Sulemaniye Mosque.|
Suleymaniye Camii, perched on a hilltop opposite
|I'm guessing by now you probably recognized the women's prayer section?|
|We wandered around the extensive exterior of the mosque; what a beautiful time of day as dusk fell around us and seeing the lights come on.|
|Heading back to Eminonu to catch Bus #99 back to the hotel, saw the New Mosque in a new light!|