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Blue Mosque (also known as Sultan Ahmed Mosque), a must see in Istanbul, Turkey.

Silly to put this in "Place I want to go" because I'm going to be there in 7 weeks!!!

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istanbul... looks really strange seeing pictures of it in cold weather! This is how it looked in Jan 1972 when we were there.

Hagia Sophia is a great architectural beauty and an important monument both for Byzantine and for Ottoman Empires. Once a church, later a mosque, and now a museum at the Turkish Republic, Hagia Sophia has always been the precious of its time. Istanbul, Turkey

You can buy traditional souvenirs from one of the oldest closed markets in the world at Grand Bazaar...