|Aya Sofia, blue skies, Justus = perfect day|
More time out and about exploring Sultanahmet, the part of the city where the Ottoman's rules from and where most of the main sites in the city are found. It's nice to have the free time to just wander around the city, soak in the flavors in the air and see daily life. Things are a bit more touristic here, with higher prices than over in Kadikoy (in the Asian side) where I live. Just means more English and foreign languages spoken as well as numerous things to take pictures of.
Below are pictures from the famous Suleymaniye Mosque, the largest mosque in the city and also one of the most impressive. The late afternoon clouds made for a good background.
|Minarets and the main entrance|
|Cemetery where you can find the mausoleum of Suleiman the First|
|Side of the mosque|
|Turkish wedding photos!|
|Sunset working next to the mosque|
|View across the Golden Horn from the mosque with the sun at my back|