Blue Mosque and Istinye HarborJanuary 31, 2011
Posted by Kanga.
Brunch followed by rice pudding and tea, started our day.
Then off to the Blue Mosque to see it from the inside. (Kris, this will explain why it is called the Blue Mosque even though it looks mainly white from the outside.)
But, first, Mr. Affable (DaddyBird) got into a conversation with a stranger. This time not a carpet salesman, but a guy who asked to take a picture of DaddyBird’s beard. The beard continues to be a big attraction.
The Blue Mosque is so called due to the inside being covered in beautiful blue tiles.
It is supported by four massive columns.
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Then we took a taxi up the Bosphorus to Istinye harbor.
We stopped in at Fish Var restaurant.
The waiter said the fish soup was good. He was seriously understating it. It was perfect.
Then came the fish, followed by dessert. We don’t know what this is, but it was delicious!