Big, still standing, and 1600 years old.
Old randomness from outside the Hotel window.
One of soooooo many ultra-grand mosques pepper throughout the city. This one is "Blue Mosque".
Inside looking up.
Inside looking down.
More marble and onyx than you can look sideways at.
Inside Turkey's iconic Aya Sophia
Keeping warm and distracting the tourist.
More mosaics than you can look upward at.
Mosaic baby JC and mom.
Snowing + Mosques
Locals only eats.
Fish & Meat restaurants. Our favorite vegetarian delights. Oh, and I have a friend preparing an argument to explain why fishies should not be considered meat. Stay tuned and anxious for the answer.
Sebzeli guvec (vegetable casserole) for you Gaby. Many many more on this trip not pictured.
Mosques make Kirstin CraZy.
Makes everybody crazy.
Our hard to find hotel.
More wobbly big stuff still upright.
Felt and embroidered shoes. Very practical.
Lamps in the Grand Bizarre.
Sweet shop toy-box.
So many furry kitties.
Somebody loves felt!
Next comes outdoor adventure in Capadoccia...