Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Wordless Wednesday...Istanbul-The Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia



We start our visit, sailing into Istanbul, on an overcast and gray day...



The Blue Mosque on the left...Hagia Sophia on the right



The Church of the Holy Wisdom... Hagia Sophia



The Blue Mosque



which is blue inside









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47 comments:

  1. I so want to travel around Europe and other parts of the world. I had a friend who studied in Turkey after college and she loved it! The people were so friendly and it was beautiful.

    I love your photos!

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  2. I wish I could figure out why your pictures turn out so much better than mine. I want to travel with you so you can teach me about photography.

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  3. ok Kathy, when do we leave and where are we going? I have my camera all ready!

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  4. Beautiful photos, I agree your photos always come out so clear :-)

    Happy WW!

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  5. Stunning photos. Thanks for sharing them. Happy WW!

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  6. Lovely Photos. i enjoyed sharing them with my family!

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  7. I have been to Turkey, but never to Istanbul.

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  8. fabulous pictures. Mosques are such beaautiful buildings.

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  9. Wow!! Gorgeous!! What lovely buildings ... it makes me appreciate what can be done in architecture.

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  10. Oh wow - those photos are beautiful!!!

    Tammi
    http://www.myorganizedchaos.net/2011/07/wordless-wednesday-zip-lining-nokia-unfenced-linky

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  11. So beautiful...and so jealous. :)

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  12. Must have been a magnificent experience!

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  13. Must have been a magnificent experience!

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  14. You have captured the beauty and wonder of this most beautiful place. I have not been to Turkey, but these photos make it very tempting.

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  15. That is almost overwhelming, all that opulence. I bet it was even more overwhelming in real life! Like epiphany inspiring stuff.

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  16. Stunning. What a stunning place. Your pictures are fantastic.

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  17. Truly amazing! Love your shots!

    http://theapels.blogspot.com/2011/07/wordless-wednesday-paddle-boats.html

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  18. Beautiful shots.

    I played too. Mine are here and here.

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  19. Wow - gorgeous shots!! I especially love the last one. So beautiful.

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  20. Truly stunning architecture, so glad you included a nighttime photo of the spinneret spires aglow.

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  21. Wow, that's so beautiful! You don't see that in America.

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  22. Oh wow, these might be my favs so far! I really love the blue inside of the mosque and the very last one (or two).

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  23. Just beautiful. The structures are so majestic.

    One of these days I'm going to have to learn to take good night time shots... that is simply stunning.

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  24. What great shots, thy are so beautiful.

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  25. Wow! Fantastic series. I've always wanted to go to Istanbul -- my grandfather lived there for little while in the early 1900s.

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  26. Beautiful! Especially that shot inside the mosque!

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  27. Wonderful photos! Thank you for sharing!

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  28. Gorgeous photos, Caite. The night shot makes the spires look like lit candles. I love the inside dome pic.

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  29. Hope you're enjoying your trip.

    It's interesting how similar Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque are.

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  30. Your photos are beautiful. I hope you are having a great day.

    Warm blessings to you!

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  31. Awesome shots! Thanks for stopping by!

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  32. Beautiful photos! I'd love to visit there.

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  33. Beautiful!! :-) Thanks for sharing those!

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  34. Wow. Were you on vacation or do you live there?
    These are awesome shots!

    I'd love to visit!

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  35. amazing photos. thanks for sharing this unique place

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  36. What a beautiful scenery despite the overcast sky. Looks like you got the full gamut - day, night, and interior views.

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  37. You are making it very hard to plan my next cruise/trip....everytime I think I have a destination nailed down, you go and post another batch of GORGEOUS pictures to tempt me. So perhaps you could post some winning lottery numbers for guidance next???

    Great shots!

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  38. Wow...beautiful buildings, and views! Love the night shot!

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  39. An incredible place. I wonder why the minarets disturb me just a bit. So much of architecture seems to me to be about men asserting themselves.

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  40. The last one is my face but they are all beautiful pictures. Thank you for sharing! Happy belated WW!
    ~Stephanie @Good Girl Gone Green

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