Pictures from Istanbul

It's Istanbul, not Constantinople....
If you are in a hurry, you should probably move along. On the other hand, the scenes might be worth the wait.

Istanbul skyline
Istanbul skyline seen from sea

Hagia Sophia
Hagia Sophia (Divine Wisdom) cathedral

Egyptian obelisk in Sultanahmet Square (former Hippodrome of Severus)

city cistern
column in subterranean city cistern

model of the Topkapi Palace and grounds

sultan's throne in the Topkapi Palace

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