Under the Roofs of Istanbul..

Here is a selection of pictures taken at the Topkapi Palace (the home and seat of goverment of the Sultans during the Ottoman Empire), the Blue Mosque (the symbol of the city of Istanbul, called like this beacause of the 20,000 marvelous pieces of glazed blue tiles decorating its interior), Hagia Sophia (used both as a church and a mosque, it is an amazing mix of both Occidental and Oriental architecture & at the Kariye Museum (a church dating back from the 11th considered to be the Renaissance of the Byzantine Art). Spectacular!

Topkapi Palace, Istanbul, Turkey

Topkapi Palace, Istanbul, Turkey

Haghia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey

Haghia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey

Haghia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey

Haghia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey

Topkapi Palace, Istanbul, Turkey

Topkapi Palace, Istanbul, Turkey

Topkapi Palace, Istanbul, Turkey

Topkapi Palace, Istanbul, Turkey

Blue Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey

Blue Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey

Kariye Museum, Istanbul, Turkey

Kariye Museum, Istanbul, Turkey

Kariye Museum, Istanbul, Turkey

Kariye Museum, Istanbul, Turkey

Kariye Museum, Istanbul, Turkey

Kariye Museum, Istanbul, Turkey

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