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Photos marked as were added from 1 March 2017.


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Turkey
Istanbul
 Istanbul from the Galata Bridge with the Yeni Cami Mosque.
Turkey
Istanbul
 Fishing on Galata Bridge in Istanbul.
Turkey
Istanbul
 Galata Bridge has two levels. The lower level has many fish restaurants.
Turkey
Istanbul
 The Blue Mosque has six minarets and was built in 1616.
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Istanbul
 The Blue Mosque built by Sultan Ahmed I.
Turkey
Istanbul
 Turkish dancer in Istanbul.
Turkey
Istanbul
 Celebrating the Persian New Year in Istanbul.
Turkey
Istanbul
 Boys celebrating Nau Ruz, the Persian New Year.
Turkey
Istanbul
 A pair of dancers in costume.
Turkey
Istanbul
 The Grand Bazaar in Istanbul.
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Istanbul
 Aghia Sofia, built in 548 as a Byzantine church and converted into a mosque in 1453.
Turkey
Istanbul
 The domes and walls of Aghia Sophia, built by Emperor Justinian.
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Istanbul
 The walls of Aghia Sophia in Istanbul.
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Istanbul
 Aghia Sophia was a cathedral that was converted into a mosque then a museum.
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Istanbul
 Aghia Sophia had the largest dome of any church until St Peter's in the Vatican was built.
Turkey
Istanbul
 The Byzantine mosaics inside Aghia Sophia were once covered with whitewash.
Turkey
Istanbul
 The Basilica Cistern is a 6th century underground Byzantine structure with 336 columns.
Turkey
Istanbul
 Head of the Medusa at the base of a column in the Basilica Cistern.
Turkey
Istanbul
Grand Palace Museum
 6th century Byzantine pavement at the Grand Palace Museum in Istanbul.
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Istanbul
Grand Palace Museum
 Hunting scene on a 6th century Byzantine pavement at the Grand Palace Museum.
Turkey
Istanbul
 The Palace of Ibrahim Pasha, dating from 1524.
Turkey
Istanbul
 Dried fruit and nuts in the Spice Bazaar.
Turkey
Istanbul
Topkapi Palace
 The Imperial Gate is the entrance to the Topkapi Palace.
Turkey
Istanbul
Topkapi Palace
 The Byzantine St Irene Church (540 AD) inside the grounds of the Topkapi Palace.
Turkey
Istanbul
Topkapi Palace
 The Topkapi Palace in Istanbul was the home of the Ottoman sultans up to 1839.
Turkey
Istanbul
Topkapi Palace
 The signature of Suleyman the Magnificent on the Middle Gate of Topkapi Palace.
Turkey
Istanbul
Topkapi Palace
 The Library in the Topkapi Palace dates from 1718.
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Istanbul
Topkapi Palace
 The Sultan's quarters in the Harem section of the Topkapi Palace.
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Istanbul
Topkapi Palace
 Stained glass windows in the room of the Crown Prince in the Topkapi Palace.
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Istanbul
Topkapi Palace
 One of the rooms in the Topkapi Palace.
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Istanbul
Topkapi Palace
 The Concubines' Courtyard.
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Istanbul
Topkapi Palace
 Beautiful Iznik tiles in the Concubines' Quarters of the Topkapi Palace.
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Istanbul
Topkapi Palace
 The Tower of Justice in the Topkapi Palace.
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Istanbul
Topkapi Palace
 The royal kitchens in Topkapi Palace.
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Istanbul
Topkapi Palace
 The Imperial Council Chamber in the Topkapi Palace.
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Istanbul
Topkapi Palace
 Yuan Dynasty plate from China in the Topkapi Palace.
Turkey
Istanbul
Topkapi Palace
 Ewers from the museum in the Topkapi Palace in Istanbul.
Turkey
Istanbul
  View of the Bosphorus that separates Europe from Asia.
Turkey
Istanbul
 The tomb of Eyip, a friend of Muhammad killed in 678 AD.
Turkey
Istanbul
Archeological Museum
 Lion made of tiles from Babylon (Archeological Museum).
Turkey
Istanbul
Archeological Museum
 Akkadian statue of a governor dating from around 2100 BC in the Archeological Museum of Istanbul.
Turkey
Istanbul
Archeological Museum
 Hittite releif in the Archeological Museum.
Turkey
Istanbul
Archeological Museum
 The Sarcophagos of the Mourning Women is Lycian and dates from 5th century BC (Archeological Museum, Istanbul).
Turkey
Istanbul
Archeological Museum
 A plate from Iznik in the Archeological Museum.
Turkey
Istanbul
 The Tiled Kiosk (1472) is the oldest non-religious building in Istanbul.
Turkey
Istanbul
 The entrance to the Tiled Kiosk.
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Istanbul
 Tiles over the entrance to the Tiled Kiosk.
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Istanbul
 The great walls of Constantinople.
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Istanbul
 The walls of Constantinople along the Bosphorus near Istanbul.
Turkey
Istanbul
 Mosaics dating from 1320 in the Kariye Mosque, built as a church in 413.
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Istanbul
 Views along the Golden Horne.
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Istanbul
 The Golden Horne is one of the two great waterways in Istanbul.
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Istanbul
 Island on the Sea of Marmaris.
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Iznik
 The city gates of Iznik were built by the Romans in 123 AD.
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Iznik
 A 1388 building in Iznik once used for feeding the poor.
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Iznik
 Sancta Sophia is a 6th century church in Iznik, the ancient Nicaea.
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Iznik
 Street scene in Iznik.
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Iznik
 The Yesil Mosque dates from 1492.
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Iznik
 Boat and reeds on Iznik Lake.
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Iznik
 Birdlife on Iznik Lake.
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Iznik
 Shoreline of Iznik Lake.
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Bursa
 View over Bursa, the first Ottoman capital.
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Bursa
 Bursa is on the slopes of Mount Uludag.
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Bursa
 The decorated gateway of the Yesil Mosque built in 1424.
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Bursa
 The Green Tomb in Bursa (1421) is the tomb of Mehmed I.
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Bursa
 Beautiful tile work in the Green Tomb in Bursa.
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Bursa
 The tomb of Orhan and Osman, founders of the Ottoman Empire.
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Bursa
 A theological school in Bursa.
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Bursa
 The Muradiye Mosque in Bursa dates from 1462. Many Ottoman princes are buried within its grounds.
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Bursa
Uludag
 The slopes of the 2543m high Mount Uludag near Bursa.
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Bursa
Uludag
 Forests on Mount Uludag, a region famous for its hot springs.
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Canakkale
 The fort at Canakkale was bombed during World War I by France and Britain.
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Canakkale
 The 15th century walls and fort at Canakkale, at the narrowest point of the Dardanelles.
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Galipoli
 Western European cemetary at Galipoli, scene of a World War I battle.
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Galipoli
 Anzac Cove at Galipoli is named after the Australian and New Zealand troops who fought here in 1916.
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Galipoli
 Turkish war memorial in Galipoli.
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Galipoli
 Poppies in the fields of Galipoli.
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Troy
 The ruins of Troy which was destroyed c 1200 BC.
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Troy
 Troy was a Hittite port until sacked by the Greeks.
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Troy
 The walls of Troy date from the time of the Trojan-Greek war.
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Troy
 Structures in Troy dating from 2100 BC.
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Troy
 The plains of Troy where Greeks set up camp during the siege of the city.
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Troy
 A wooden horse, symbol of Troy.
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Bergama
 The Red Basilica in Bergama was built in the 1st century as an Egyptian temple to the god, Serapis. It later became a Byzantine church then an Ottoman mosque.
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Bergama
Pergamum
 The Acropolis of Pergamum dates from 170 BC.
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Bergama
Pergamum
 The walls of Pergamum.
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Bergama
Pergamum
 The library at Pergamum was the second largest in the ancient world. Parchiament (a word derived from the city's name) was invented here.
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Bergama
Pergamum
 The ancient city of Pergamum was once visted by Roman general, Mark Anthony.
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Bergama
Pergamum
 The theatre at Pergamum is built on a steep hillside.
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Bergama
Pergamum
 The site of the Altar of Zeus in Pergamum. The structure itself is in the Pergamum Museum in Berlin.
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Bergama
Asclepion
 The medical library built by Galen (c150 BC) at Asclepion, once the world's best medical centre.
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Izmir
 The centre of Izmir.
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Izmir
 The port at Izmir, the ancient Smyrna (birthplace of Homer).
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Izmir
 Fruit shop in the coastal city of Izmir.
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Izmir
 Making fresh bread in Izmir.
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Sardis
 The ruins of Sardis, the 6th century BC capital of Lydia.
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Sardis
 Byzantine shops in Sardis.
Sardis was home to King Croesus (6th century BC) under whom coinage was invented.
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Selcuk
 The 4th century St John's Cathedral in Selcuk.
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Selcuk
 The Ottoman castle dominates Selcuk.
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Selcuk
 The Isa Bey Mosque (1307) in Selcuk.

All travel photographs © 1973 - 2017 KryssTal

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