Saturday, October 6, 2012

turkey sights to see

had a fascinating trip to turkey
sights not to miss
blue mosque
 i am sure there are better photos but i focused on details, specifically materials
topkapi palace
there were some amazing exhibits that could not be photographed
the raw material and age mixed with the gilding is right up my alley

hagia sophia
amazing built in year 537 hard to believe
archeological museums
probably the best i have seen
marble roman period 2nd c.a.d.
door and column detail
see also the dolmabahce palace
and don't forget about the spice market
will follow up with some great textile and rug vendors and more from istanbul next posting
but must show you a very special place in central turkey
 a natural wonder created from volcanic eruptions with underground and cave cities dating back to 3000-2000 b.c.

our hotel yunak a marvel 
seeing formations from a hot air balloon
more caves

some monastic regions within cities
no photos were allowed inside the churches
more to follow

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing your wonderful trip!! Stunning! Leslie