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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Carpets in Istanbul, and Aya Sofya


These crosses were on the ceiling of Aya Sofya. The design on top was added later when the building was turned into a mosque.

Inside Aya Sofya in Istanbul. Originally a church building it was later used as a Mosque and now it is a museum.

Handwoven Silk Turkish rug.
Carpet store in Istanbul, Turkey

The view from a ferry on the Bosphorus. (The Bosphorus originates in the Black Sea, traveling south and dividing Turkey) We went from the Asian side (East) to the European side (West)

Another town south from Istanbul called Kusadasi. This is where we stayed for a few days. One of those days was spent seeing Ephesus.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Ephesus, Turkey

Front of the library at Ephesus

The library in Ephesus

I thought this was a funny sign!

Daddy and I went to Turkey in June. We visited Istanbul,
Kutahya, Kusadasi and Ephesus. (Efes in Turkish)
Cay tea. This is a very popular drink that is served in retaurants and even on the streets of the Bazaars. It is similar to our regular black tea and is served without milk in these little glass cups.
They are shaped like tulips. To find out why click on the link below.

Stray cats in Ephesus

Istanbul, Turkey