Turkey, May 2012
In the morning, we went back to the Grand Bazar. In the afternoon, we visited the Basilica Cistern and John walked through a nearby street with well-restored wooden houses.
Meanwhile, back in the Grand Bazaar...
Tourist at the Oriental Kiosque
Zincirli Han, in the Grand Bazaar
Absolutely no prejudice is intended here; we like headscarves. Just never saw one worn with a baseball cap before.
Descending into the Basilica Cistern, where everything is cool and wet
Columns of the Basilica Cistern, built by Justinian in 532
Some of the 336 columns of the Basilica Cistern
Columns of the Basilica Cistern - with fish
Upside-down Medusa head, probably from an old temple
Another Medusa head
Columns of the Basilica Cistern
There's a cafe in it
Restored houses in street behind Aya Sofia
Hilly street, level house
Nicely restored wooden house