*note, for your instant viewing pleasure these photos are from my phone and I shoot almost all black and white. For my schmancy Big girl camera images, they will be uploaded later.
Needing to walk off our fabulous Turkish breakfast, the Hippodrome is just about 2 blocks from our door. The call to prayer was just as we got there so we had to wait in the hippodrome until the mosques reopened.
The Blue Mosque was just breath taking. I mean you see this stuff in books and videos and you just can't get a clue as to what this is all about. You must enter the inside without shoes and your head must be covered if you are a woman. The Koran (Quran) is read 24/7 by someone who has memorized each and every page.