We did a lot of walking around (and there were like 30 in our group, so I’m sure we were quite the spectacle!), but it meant for a lot of great shots of the city. I could babble on and on about all the things we saw, but really the best part about it was just taking in the sites of this amazingly beautiful city. And since a picture is worth a thousand words, I’ll let them do the talking! Enjoy 🙂
a view from an overpass
down the streets we go!
The Obelisk of Thutmose III, originally erected at the Temple of Karnak in Luxor around 1490BC–Theodonsis The Great had it brought over to Istanbul in 390AD.
the base of The Obelisk
The German Fountain, commemorating the visit of Kaiser Wilhelm II in 1898
in the Hippodrome–although there wasn’t a chariot or horse to be seen!
what’s a trip to Istanbul without a magic carpet speech?
one of my favorites, however, I wasn’t interested in schlepping a big ol’ rug around for 17 days!
one of the 3,100-ish mosques in Istanbul
a street sign on the way to the palace
an information booth