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.
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