Thursday, 22 September 2016

Istanbul Turkey 2016

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

An early post this morning as off to see my parents.

As you know Rick and I went to Turkey for our holiday this year.  The first couple of days we spent in Istanbul which has been on my husbands bucket list for a while.

I was last there in 1988 and it sure has changed and developed for the better!

We took this photograph from the Topkapi Palace which looks across the Bosphorus.

This is the Harem in the Palace. The architecture and fabulous mosaics are stunning!

The work that had gone into decorating the palace is awesome. I particularly love these stained glass windows.

This is Aya Sophie, it is under restoration and again the inside is magnificent.

An inside view from Aya Sophia, you can see in the middle Mary with baby Jesus.

Sultan Ahmet mosque.

This shows the inside mosaics of the mosque. AMAZING!

Information below regarding this amazing Obelisk.

This is a photo of hubby and I on our last day in Istanbul.

Finally as you all know I love my lace and the above 2 photographs are what I brought back with me.

We did visit the Grand Bazaar and Spice Bazaar too but for some reason the photographs haven't turned out at all. So disappointed!

I hope that you have enjoyed just a small selection of photographs from our time in Istanbul.
The hotel, food and most of all people of Istanbul were so friendly which is why we love holidaying there!

If you get the opportunity to visit this amazing city please do, you will not be disappointed.

That's it for now.
Crafty Hugs xxxxx


Donna Barrow said...

wonderful, an amazing place glad you had fun xxx

cuilliesocks said...

Fabulous photos Linda, been to Turkey a couple of holidays but never Istanbul. The church/mosque are absolutely stunning, certainly something to see.
Gorgeous lace,you will make good use of it.
Great photo of you both, pleased you both enjoyed your holiday, Kate x

Jennifer Bradley said...

Looks gorgeous and such beautifully decorated buildings. Hugs Jennifer xx

Valerija said...

Amazing photos and very beautiful lace.
Valerija xx

Kathy said...

Thank you for a trip down Memory Lane!
We spent a few days in Istanbul a few years back and I loved it. So much to see - did you go to the Basilica Cistern?

Bad Kitty said...

love your photos!
thank yo for sharing!
love lace ,so pretty!

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow beautiful photo's and gorgeous lace Linda.

Gr Karin

*Vicki* said...

Looks like an amazing place to visit! Thanks for sharing your photos! :) HUGS

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Linda thank you for sharing your holiday photos it does look like an amazing place. The lace is amazing. Take care. Hugs Jackie

scrAPpamondo said...

Wonderful places, Linda! Surely you and your hubby are enjoying them! The laces you have bought look AMAZING! Well done!

Laine said...

Beautiful pictures Linda.

Tracy Welham said...

Lovely photos, plenty of elements to draw inspiration from too I exepect. The lace looks gorgeous. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

Tinka's paper wonderlland said...

Woooow, Thank you so much for sharing your pictures with us, you realy had amazing time and great weather!!
Lovely lace you have bought, realy great!!
♥Hugs Valentina♥

Anne Temple said...

Wonderful photos. Thanks for sharing! Love all the lace you brought back too.

Florence said...

Fabulous photos Linda TFS. Looks an amazing place.
Flo x

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

so awesome and brings me happy memories as well. Glad you had a great time

Cathy Clowes said...

Wow, fabulous photos. I would love to go to Istanbul, I am very jealous. Cathy x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Thanks for sharing the pics. That lace is gorgeous

Patty O'Malley said...

Nice vacation! How special to have some unique laces!