Merhaba Istanbul’de!

It’s a lovely grey day here in Istanbul, with rain on the horizon, making us plan on more indoors activities, perhaps the Dolmabace Palace and/or the Spice Bazaar.

Yesterday was a lovely day – we visited Ayasofia (Haghia Sofia), Sultanahmet Camii (the Blue Mosque) and Yerebetan (Basilica Cistern) in the morning.  All were lovely, but the Blue Mosque gets my vote as the loveliest building I’ve had the good fortune to see.  Inside and out it is graceful and flowing on the grandest scale.