Given that, here are some pictures from Istanbul day 1. And, oddly, we arrived on the first day of Ramadan! There was a massive free feast the first night to break the day long fast. Ramadan, which occurs on the lunar month, is particularly bad in summer. The last meal before sunup was at 3:45AM. Observent fasting Muslims were not suppose to eat or drink again until 8:44PM! That is a lot of time in the heat of the day.
Anyway, here are some day 1 highlights.
|The New Mosque with the faithful doing the ritual washing of the feet.|
|The Interior of the New Mosque.|
|Some detail on the side walls and an alcove of the New Mosque|
|This is the Grand Bazaar - and the Scooter Pose|
|My Eddie, looking extra handsome outside Hagia Sofia|
|This is the Mother-in-Law Mosque from the tour bus|
|The Blue Mosque - after the meal of Ramadan's First night.|