A skyline view from Haghia Sophia with the minarets of The Blue Mosque in the distance.
Ciragan Palace below was fully restored in 1990 after being destroyed by fire in 1910.
Superb Iznik tiles in the Crown Princes Apartments within the Harem at Topkapi Palace.
Detail from Bagdad Pravillion at Topkapi Palace.
Istanbul has a wealth of culture and history. It is a city that joins Europe with Asia and that uniqueness I enjoyed the most.
The Turkish people are so friendly and helpful and there is so much to see and do. We could have spent much longer than the few days we had. I would highly recommend it for a city break.