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Inside Istanbul's Basilica Cistern (6th Century AD).
Obelisk of Thutmosis III
The Obelisk of Thutmosis III, one of the surviving Hippodrome spina monuments. This obelisk was originally erected in Egypt around 1490 BC, and has been in this spot in Istanbul since 390 AD.
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Egyptian Bazaar, Istanbul
A cat begs for meat off the shawarma inside the Eyptian Bazaar (Spice Market).
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From Cats, Everywhere, CATS! (And a few dogs…)
A man pets one of the many cats outside the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul.
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Cats outside the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul.
A man feeds a larger number of cats outside the Grand Bazzar.
Cats on a wall in Sultanahmet, Istanbul.
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A cat sleeping on a wall in Sultanahmet, Istanbul.
A cat in one of the Sultanahmet sidewalk cafés.
A cat that visited us during our lunch in Sultanahmet.
A cat sleeps against a rug for sale in Sultanahmet.
A cat in a park in Sultanahmet, Istanbul.
Sleepy dogs on a street in Sultanahmet on our first morning in Istanbul.
Nighttime in Sultanahmet.
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One of the many mosques in Sultanahmet at night.
Chestnut Vendor, Istanbul
Roasted chestnut cart in Sultanahmet at night.
Inside the Spice Market.
A group of women outside the Hagia Sophia.
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Inside the Hagia Sophia.
One of the Hagia Sophias long corridors.
A view of the Blue Mosque from the Hagia Sophia's upper gallery window.
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Mosaic inside the Hagia Sophia. These mosaics were plastered over when the building was converted from a church to a mosque. This one was badly damaged, and this is all that remains.
Mosaic inside the Hagia Sophia. These mosaics were plastered over when the building was converted from a church to a mosque.
Inside the Hagia Sophia (532-537 AD).
Walking up the ramp inside the Hagia Sophia to the upper level galleries.
This spot on floor of the Hagia Sophia was where sultans were coronated.