Monday, June 13, 2005

Morning in Oldtowne Stamboul

Column of Constantine in the Hippodrome. 10th Century. Built by Constantine VII (Porphyrogenitus--that's born in the purple, to you and me). They used to have chariot races around here with thousands watching. Now there are a lot of tourists. But it's still a nice (oval) square.

The Sultan Ahmet Mosque (Blue Mosque) minarets are on the right. Agia Sofia minarets are on the left.

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