We stayed in the Galata neighborhood, on the top floor of a beautifully redeveloped townhouse including a great view over the Bosphurus. Check Manzara Istanbul they have many nice apartments for rent.
Saturday, September 24, 2011
Friday, September 23, 2011
Thursday, September 22, 2011
The Hagia Sophia is one of the buildings I really wanted to see, especially the gigantic dome. Originally built as the Byzantine cathedral of Constantinople and for years the tallest cathedral in the world turned into a mosque in 1453. Being an inspiration for many modern mosques. Ataturk changed the use into a museum in 1934.