2012 Istanbul

On the way back to the boat from Canada with our grandson Tate, we stopped for a few days in Istanbul Turkey where we visited the major attractions. Tate will be with us for four months before heading back to Canada from Malta. So this is his odessey and this will make a major part of his education.
These pictures on this page are of places we have been visiting while Tate is with us.

Topkapi Palace now a museum with a collection of priceless jewels and the lavishly decorated harem.
This is the most impressive monument in Istanbul the Hagia Sophia
This urn in the Hagia Sophia was carved by hand from one solid piece of marble
This is The Grand Bazaar in Istanbul, the oldest bazaar in the world
The Turkish cheese counter one of many at the Spice Bazaar
The Wirling Dervish this is an old cult that re-emerged recently.