Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Istanbul pics

Many more Istanbul pics to follow once I get my photos off the camera back in NZ...



The Blue Mosque



I try to look pious in an attempt to be let behind the praying section of the mosque. Not sure what the weird shadow under me eye is about though



Inside the Blue Mosque - my photos really don't do it justice, I'm sure better are out on the net somewhere, but you really gotta be there



Ceiling in the Blue Mosque



If the aim of the headscarf is to frumpify its wearer, it sure works on me



The Hagia Sophia - right across the road from the Blue Mosque



Me with the Blue Mosque in the background



Hagia Sophia from the outside - see what I mean about squat?



Another Jesus mosaic in Hagia Sophia



Mosaic of Jesus and friends



Mosaic in the Hagia Sophia - I still can't work out if it's blurry cause I can't take a photo or cause it's a mosaic



Andy in Hagia Sophia



Hagia Sophia



A fine job done in covering up a cross in Hagia Sophia



In Hagia Sophia



In Hagia Sophia

2 comments:

  1. whats the story on hagi sophy , was it once christian ?

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  2. Yes, Orthodox Christian, then a mosque, now a 'museum'

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