Monday, May 01, 2006

Photo Albums: Tourist Turkey

Turkey is an interesting mix of the ancient, the old-but-not-really-ancient, and the new.

4 Comments:

Blogger Juan C Nuno said...

Did you guys venture into the Hagia Sophia? It's one of the most magnificent buildings ever.

I studied lots of art history and architecture at Caltech. And I don't know, the HS just strikes a chord with me.

5/11/2006 4:59 PM gmt

 
Blogger Mik3 said...

Juan - Yep. It is pretty impressive, but was undergoing restoration work when we were around. There was a mass of scaffolding from floor to cieling, which I reckon spoiled the splendor a bit.

5/12/2006 3:39 PM gmt

 
Blogger jason said...

A'yup. We made it there. It was amazing. Yet another reason why Istanbul was the bizzomb.

This picture was taken from a window in the Hagia Sofia. And this was inside.

5/12/2006 3:41 PM gmt

 
Blogger Juan C Nuno said...

I get a very Imperial Palace (as in Star Wars) vibe from that first one.

And NO, that's NOT the reason I dig the Hagia Sophia.

5/20/2006 4:47 PM gmt

 

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