March 2006
(due to the great response to these pix, I've posted pix from our 2003 trip here)

A Turkoman style belt

Sara and Anthony at JFK. Still recovering from exams.

A very good santir player on Istiklal Caddesi

Yeni Cami from the ferry

Galata bridge, Galata tower and Pera neighborhood

the first of many pix from the ferry up the Bosphorus to Anadolu Kavagi

Dolmabache Palace

Ferry stop

Rumeli Fortress

The dock at Anadolu Kavagi. A charming village below the Genoese Fortress.

The Black Sea beyond the mythic Crashing Rocks

Hagia Sophia

The Blue Mosque

The Sultana's Bath, now a rug shop and museum.

The ceiling of the main dome

a work in progress

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