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Turkey, September 2009 (part 1)

Istanbul

Tony arriving in Istanbul, 31st August 2009, aboard a ferryTony arriving in Istanbul, 31st August 2009, aboard a ferry.

Tony enjoying a glass of apple cay in the bazaarTony enjoying a glass of apple cay in the bazaar, 1st September 2009.

Tony in spice bazaar.Tony in spice bazaar.

Spice BazaarSpice Bazaar.

Tony browsingTony browsing.

Tony looking for the Turkish delightTony looking for the Turkish delight.

1st September on the Bosphorus1st September on the Bosphorus.

Tony on the cruise ship in IstanbulTony on the cruise ship in Istanbul.

Mosque taken from the BosphorusMosque taken from the Bosphorus.

Enjoying the weather, Bosphorus, IstanbulEnjoying the weather, Bosphorus, Istanbul.

Tony on board his cruise ship, IstanbulTony on board his cruise ship, Istanbul.

Bosphorus tourBosphorus tour.

Beylerbeyi Palace on the Anatolian side of IstanbulBeylerbeyi Palace on the Anatolian side of Istanbul.

Front entrance to Beylerbeyi PalaceFront entrance to Beylerbeyi Palace.

Beylerbeyi PalaceBeylerbeyi Palace.

Outside the palace, IstanbulOutside the palace, Istanbul.

Tony at the palace, IstanbulTony at the palace, Istanbul.

Tony enjoying a stroll in IstanbulTony enjoying a stroll.

On the waterfront, IstanbulOn the waterfront.

Tony at the highest point in Istanbul, 1st September 2009Tony at the highest point in Istanbul, 1st September 2009.

Hostel in Sultanahmet, IstanbulHostel in Sultanahmet, Istanbul.

Dining room, hostel, IstanbulDining room, hostel, Istanbul.

Blue Mosque, Istanbul 2nd Sept 2009Blue Mosque, Istanbul, 2nd September 2009.

Inside the grounds of the Blue MosqueInside the grounds of the Blue Mosque.

Tony inside the Blue MosqueTony inside the Blue Mosque.

Inside Blue MosqueInside Blue Mosque.

Dome inside the Blue MosqueDome inside the Blue Mosque.

Another view inside the Blue MosqueAnother view inside the Blue Mosque.

Washing area inside Blue MosqueWashing area inside Blue Mosque.

Dome inside Blue MosqueDome inside Blue Mosque.

Do you like the carpet!Do you like the carpet!

Leaving the Blue MosqueLeaving the Blue Mosque.

Tony again!Tony again!

Tony in IstanbulTony in Istanbul.

Tony outside Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, 2nd September 2009Tony outside Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, 2nd September 2009.

Outside Hagia SophiaOutside Hagia Sophia.

Marble Urns at Hagia Sophia with Tony in the foregroundMarble Urns at Hagia Sophia with Tony in the foreground.

2nd marble urn at Hagia Sophia2nd marble urn at Hagia Sophia.

Tony outside Hagia SophiaTony outside Hagia Sophia.

Pillar inside Hagia SophiaPillar inside Hagia Sophia.

Tony inside the basilica Hagia Sophia, IstanbulTony inside the basilica Hagia Sophia.

Approaching the Princess Islands, Istanbul, 3rd September 2009Approaching the Princess Islands, Istanbul, 3rd September 2009.

Feeding the seagulls!Feeding the seagulls!

Tony riding in a buggy on Prince's Island, Istanbul.Tony riding in a buggy on Prince’s Island, Istanbul.

Aaron and Sandra, Princess Island, IstanbulAaron and Sandra, Princess Island.

Aaron and SandraAaron and Sandra.

Horse and cart, Prince's Island, IstanbulHorse and cart, Prince’s Island, Istanbul.

IstanbulIstanbul.

Tony and Sandra at The Egyptian Obolisk in the Hippodrome, IstanbulTony and Sandra at The Egyptian Obolisk in the Hippodrome, Istanbul.

Tony with the Bosphorus in the backgroundTony with the Bosphorus in the background.

Tony about to enter Topkapi Palace, IstanbulTony about to enter Topkapi Palace.

Tony at Topkapi Palace, IstanbulTony at Topkapi Palace.

Footbath, Topkapi Palace, IstanbulFootbath, Topkapi Palace, Istanbul.

Ceiling inside Topkapi Palace, IstanbulCeiling inside Topkapi Palace.

About to enter the Basilica Cistern, Istanbul, 5th September 2009About to enter the Basilica Cistern, Istanbul, 5th September 2009.

Tony inside the Basilica Cistern, IstanbulTony inside the Basilica Cistern.

Tony with a friend in modern IstanbulTony with a friend in modern Istanbul.

Tony and friends in modern IstanbulTony and friends in modern Istanbul.

Gallipoli

Shells at Gallipoli, 7th Sept 2009Shells at Gallipoli, 7th Sept 2009.

Tony standing in trench at GallipoliTony standing in trench at Gallipoli.

Tony in an original trench, GallipoliTony in an original trench, Gallipoli.

Tony at Anzac, GallipoliTony at Anzac, Gallipoli.

Anzac Cove, GallipoliAnzac Cove, Gallipoli.

New Zealand cemetery, GallipoliNew Zealand cemetery, Gallipoli.

Another one of Tony at Gallipoli trenchesAnother one of Tony at Gallipoli trenches.

War Graves, GallipoliWar Graves, Gallipoli.

Pergamum

View of the theatre in the background, Pergamum, 8th September 2009View of the theatre in the background, Pergamum, 8th September 2009.

Very steep steps! PergamumVery steep steps! Pergamum.

Ephasus

Outside the house of the Virgin Mary, EphesusOutside the house of the Virgin Mary, Ephesus.

The Wish Wall near the Church of The Virgin Mary, EphesusThe Wish Wall near the Church of The Virgin Mary, Ephesus.

Baptism Pool near the church of the Virgin Mary, EphesusBaptism Pool near the church of the Virgin Mary, Ephesus.

Mosque at EphasusMosque at Ephasus.

Amphitheatre inside EphesusAmphitheatre inside Ephesus.

Tony at the top of Marble Street, EphasusTony at the top of Marble Street, Ephasus.

Tony again!Tony again!

Tony taking a break at EphesusTony taking a break at Ephesus.

Tony smiling againTony smiling again.

The large amphitheatre, EphesusThe large amphitheatre, Ephesus.

Tony trying his hand at carpet weavingTony trying his hand at carpet weaving.

Girl weaving in carpet factoryGirl weaving in carpet factory.

Selcuk

Selcuk, TurkeySelcuk, Turkey.

Amphitheatre, Selcuk, TurkeyAmphitheatre, Selcuk, Turkey.

Flowers at Selcuk, TurkeyFlowers at Selcuk, Turkey.

Hieroglyphics at Selcuk, TurkeyHieroglyphics at Selcuk, Turkey.

Map of Selcuk, TurkeyMap of Selcuk, Turkey.

More mosaics on floor at Selcuk, TurkeyMore mosaics on floor at Selcuk, Turkey.

Selcuk, TurkeySelcuk, Turkey.

The tomb of St. John, Selcuk, TurkeyThe tomb of St. John, Selcuk, Turkey.

Spanish girls, Belen and Marisa plus Japanese guy, in Hotel Wallaby, restaurant, Selcuk, Aegean Coast, Turkey, 8th SeptemberSpanish girls, Belen and Marisa, plus Japanese guy, in Hotel Wallaby restaurant, Selcuk, Aegean Coast, Turkey, 8th September.

Spanish girls and Tony in a winery in a traditional village near Selcuk, Western Turkey, 11th SeptemberSpanish girls and Tony in a winery in a traditional village near Selcuk, Western Turkey, 11th September.

Village nr SelcukVillage near Selcuk.

Village near SelcukVillage near Selcuk.

Shop in village nr SelcukShop in village near Selcuk.

Village well nr SelcukVillage well near Selcuk.

Marisa and Tony sat at highest point of village near Selcuk, Western Turkey, 11th SeptemberMarisa and Tony sat at highest point of village near Selcuk, Western Turkey, 11th September.

Marisa and TonyMarisa and Tony.

Troy

Terracotta Urns, Troy, TurkeyTerracotta Urns, Troy, Turkey.

The Wooden Horse of Troy, TurkeyThe Wooden Horse of Troy.

Livi, Tony and Candis at TroyLivi, Tony and Candis at Troy.

The old city of TroyThe old city of Troy.

Very interesting! Tour of TroyVery interesting! Tour of Troy.

Tony and tour guide at TroyTony and tour guide at Troy.

Map of Troy, TurkeyMap of Troy.

Çanakkale at night - Trojan HorseÇanakkale at night – Trojan Horse.

Pumukkale

Tony at Pumukkale, Turkey 10th September 2009Tony at Pumukkale, Turkey, 10th September 2009.

Part of the ancient spa town at PumukkalePart of the ancient spa town at Pumukkale.

Bathing at the thermal pools in Pumukkale 10th Sept 2009Bathing at the thermal pools in Pumukkale.

Tony in Pumukkale, Turkey 10th Sept 2009Tony in Pumukkale.

PumukkalePumukkale.

PumukkalePumukkale.

Koycegiz

Koycegiz, 11th September 2009Koycegiz, 11th September 2009.

Tony and friend, Koycegiz, 11th September 2009Tony and friend, Koycegiz.

KoycegizKoycegiz.

KoycegizKoycegiz.

Anyone for golf! KoycegizAnyone for golf!

Koycegiz, 12th September 2009Koycegiz, 12th September 2009.

Lycian rock tombs.

Tony sailing to the mud bath at Dalyan, 13th September 2009Tony sailing to the mud bath at Dalyan, 13th September 2009.

Tony having a mud bath, near Dalyan, KoycegizTony having a mud bath, near Dalyan, Koycegiz.

Mudbath in the pool along the Dalyan RiverMudbath in the pool along the Dalyan River.

Mud bath along the Dalyan riverMudbath in the pool along the Dalyan River.

Go to Turkey, September 2009 (part 2)