Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmed), Istanbul

Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmed), Istanbul

  The Blue Mosque is the more common name for the Sultan Ahmed Mosque. It is one of the most historic mosques in Istanbul. It took 7 years to build, and was completed in 1616 during the reign of Ahmed the 1st. The mosque has one main dome, eight secondary domes...
Istanbul, Part 2 – Images

Istanbul, Part 2 – Images

I wanted to add more pictures to my Istanbul post, especially pictures of the Dolmabahce Palace. This was one of the highlights of our days on the Hop On- Hop Off bus. This palace has been home to a bunch of past Sultans and is quite impressive. There are tours given...
Istanbul – My Turkish Delight!

Istanbul – My Turkish Delight!

  Istanbul Love: Our first visit to Istanbul was a runaway success! We spent a week exploring just part of this humongous and absolutely fascinating city. We only got to experience just a bit, which was nice as it keeps you wanting to come back for more. The...