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Re: Hagia Sophia: Incredible in Every Way (Where Gumbo Was, #103)

Travel Rob ·
Wow! It's absolutely spectacular! Another great puzzle and reveal!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Mar. 11, 2015: Dome of the Blue Mosque

GarryRF ·
Next door to https://www.travelgumbo.com/blo...4#384386029277779564 May 1st 2014 Picture of the day !
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Mar. 11, 2015: Dome of the Blue Mosque

Ottoman ·
Nice photo PHeymont, and mentioning my name just adds that extra nice touch.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Mar. 11, 2015: Dome of the Blue Mosque

DrFumblefinger ·
Originally Posted by Ottoman: Nice photo PHeymont, and mentioning my name just adds that extra nice touch. Didn't know that you owned an empire?!? Next time YOU buy the drinks.
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Re: A Visit to Topkapi, Part 1

Travel Rob ·
Spectacular!
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Re: A Visit to Topkapi, Part 1

PortMoresby ·
I remember that restaurant fondly. A woman on her own was seated with us and we became instant friends, still in touch after 12 years.
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A Visit to Topkapi, Part 1

PHeymont ·
My images of Turkey, before we visited, were a melange of towers and gates—perhaps the one above—mysterious alleys, turbaned sultans, espionage, intrigue and many-minareted mosques. Of course, much of this comes from a bit too much Graham...
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Istanbul's 'Blue Mosque'

PHeymont ·
On our first day in Istanbul, after arriving at 4:30 on a Sunday morning and heading straight to a nap we went for a walk to reconnoiter the neighborhood. What a neighborhood! Within 5 to 10 minutes easy walk we passed the Topkapi Palace, the massive...
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Hagia Sophia: Incredible in Every Way (Where Gumbo Was, #103)

PHeymont ·
Hagia Sophia is surely one of the most widely-recognized buildings on Earth, which is amazing considering that the world is so populated with other buildings modeled on it or even directly copied from it. Built as a Byzantine church, it became the...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Mar. 11, 2015: Dome of the Blue Mosque

PHeymont ·
The best-known active mosque in Istanbul, the Sultan Ahmet Mosque, popularly known as the Blue Mosque, stands next door to Hagia Sophia, which it replaced as the mosque of the Sultans of the Ottoman Empire. It was built in the early 17th century, on...
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Re: In the Grand Bazaar

PortMoresby ·
I loved the Grand Bazaar, but preferred the jewelry to the tee shirts.
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Re: Snow in Istanbul

PortMoresby ·
Are you taking it personally yet?
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Re: Snow in Istanbul

DrFumblefinger ·
I hope you packed your thermal underwear
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Re: Snow in Istanbul

PHeymont ·
Yes, but not our boots. All predictions in advance were for a dusting to an inch!
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Snow in Istanbul

PHeymont ·
Snow in Istanbul
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Marble panels in Hagia Sophia

PHeymont ·
Marble panels in Hagia Sophia
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Marble patterns at Hagia Sophia, Istanbul

PHeymont ·
Marble patterns at Hagia Sophia, Istanbul
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In the Grand Bazaar

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In the Grand Bazaar
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