Saturday, April 13, 2013


A view from the Buyukada - "Big Island"

Other islands can been seen in the distance.  A gorgeous site at the highest point on the island where a 6th Century monastery is located.

Colors and patterns line the shops with souvenirs


Musical instruments line the streets in one area of town

Small coin purses

These roasted meat sandwiches are tasty! 

Fresh squeezed juice!

Vendors are everywhere selling their treats


Fresh produce

Fresh fish!

Colorful fruit stands

The trolly on Istaklal Street

The dock of Big Island

These women sit inside the restaurant window making something like a quesadilla

Beautiful parks are plentiful

A typical ferry boat seen crossing from Europe to Asia in about 5-10 minutes

Fishermen are a common sight

Inside the Hagia Sophia

Color, color, everywhere!

Hand weaving a Turkish carpet

A large mosque can be seen from this restaurant window


A massive cruise ship stops by

Spices found in the Egyptian Spice Market

The coast of Turkey has mountains next to the sea - just beautiful!

Sun setting at the boat dock

This muslim woman enjoys a carriage ride on the Island