The Wandering Scot

An occasional travel journal.
 Balkans

Istanbul 2009

 
  Hagia Sophia   Blue Mosque   Great Palace Mosaic Museum   Great Cistern   Others

Hagia Sophia

Hagia Sophia Minaret, Istanbul 2009
Hagia Sophia Minaret
The Imperial Gate, Hagia Sophia, Istanbul 2009
The Imperial Gate
Omphalion: coronation marker, Hagia Sophia, Istanbul 2009
Omphalion: coronation marker
Mother-and-Child over altar, Hagia Sophia, Istanbul 2009
Mother-and-Child over altar
Mosaic: Christ in Judgement (14th c.), Hagia Sophia, Istanbul 2009
Mosaic: Christ in Judgement (14th c.)
Mosaic: John Comnenus II + M&C + Irene (12th c.), Hagia Sophia, Istanbul 2009
Mosaic: John Comnenus II + M&C + Irene (12th c.)
Mosaic: Constantine IX + CinJ + Zoe (11th c.) Updated for each, Hagia Sophia, Istanbul 2009
Mosaic: Constantine IX + CinJ + Zoe (11th c.)
Updated for each of Zoe's three husbands.
Marker for Dandolo's grave A good place for a discreet spit., Hagia Sophia, Istanbul 2009
Marker for Dandolo's grave
A good place for a discreet spit.
Giant interior, Hagia Sophia, Istanbul 2009
Giant interior
Looking up at the dome, Hagia Sophia, Istanbul 2009
Looking up at the dome
Justinian + M&C + Constantine (10th c.), Hagia Sophia, Istanbul 2009
Justinian + M&C + Constantine (10th c.)

Blue Mosque

Blue Mosque, Istanbul 2009
Blue Mosque
Blurry blue tiles, Blue Mosque, Istanbul 2009
Blurry blue tiles
Blue Mosque, Istanbul 2009
Blue Mosque

Great Palace Mosaic Museum

hoop game, Great Palace Mosaic Museum, Istanbul 2009
hoop game

Great Cistern

Avenue of Columns, Great Cistern, Istanbul 2009
Avenue of Columns
Medusa Head, Great Cistern, Istanbul 2009
Medusa Head
Medusa Head, Great Cistern, Istanbul 2009
Medusa Head

Others

Theodosian Walls, Others, Istanbul 2009
Theodosian Walls
Cannon Gate, Others, Istanbul 2009
Cannon Gate
Valens Aqueduct, Others, Istanbul 2009
Valens Aqueduct
Grand Bazaar, Others, Istanbul 2009
Grand Bazaar
Bosporus Bridge, Others, Istanbul 2009
Bosporus Bridge
Galata Tower, Others, Istanbul 2009
Galata Tower
Shielded Ataturk, Taksim Square (Protection from New Years reve, Others, Istanbul 2009
Shielded Ataturk, Taksim Square
(Protection from New Years revellers?)
Topkapi Palace Gate, Others, Istanbul 2009
Topkapi Palace Gate
Topkapi Skyline, Others, Istanbul 2009
Topkapi Skyline
Tourists Hordes at Topkapi, Others, Istanbul 2009
Tourists Hordes at Topkapi
Transplanted Obelisk, Others, Istanbul 2009
Transplanted Obelisk
Over-the-Top Four Seasons room, Others, Istanbul 2009
Over-the-Top Four Seasons room

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