Süleymaniye Mosque is an Ottoman imperial mosque located on the Third Hill of Istanbul. It is the largest mosque in the city, and one of the best-known sights of Istanbul.
The Süleymaniye Mosque was built on the order of Sultan Süleyman the Magnificent. The construction work began in 1550 and the mosque was finished in 1557.
Left the Süleymaniye Mosque, we walking leisurely to the Galata Bridge.
Galata Bridge spans the Golden Horn in Istanbul. The bridge has featured in Turkish literature, theater, poetry and novels. Fishing people are very love this bridge.
A specialty of this dining room is the grilled mackerel sandwich. I tried it.
The Egyptian Bazaar, also called Spice Bazaar, is one of the largest bazaars in the city of Istanbul. Located on the Galata Bridge Square of the Fatih district, it is the most famous covered shopping complex after the Grand Bazaar.
Then, we decided to go back to the hotel by a tram. We dropped in at the ancient racetrack (Horse Square) on the way.
The Obelisk of Theodosius is the Ancient Egyptian obelisk of Pharaoh Thutmose III re-erected in the Hippodrome (a circus that was the sporting and social centre) of Constantinople by the Roman emperor Theodosius I in the 4th century AD. The Serpent Column is an ancient bronze column. It is part of an ancient Greek sacrificial tripod, originally in Delphi and relocated to Constantinople by Constantine I the Great in 324. The serpent head is on display at the nearby Istanbul Archaeology Museums. The Walled Obelisk, also known as the Constantine Obelisk, is situated near the Serpent Column. Its original construction date is unknown, but it is named after Constantine VII, who repaired it in the tenth century.
Picked up our baggages at the hotel, we headed to the Istanbul Atatürk Airport. Our journey in Turkey was over.
I did not know anything about Turkey. It is a very interesting country, especially ｔhe eastern part of the country is splendid historically. This country seems to be facing difficulties today. I hope that Turkey becomes the peaceful country soon.
(It has continued unbearable hot and humid days in Tokyo these days. So, I will fly to the city of Innsbruck, Austria the day after tomorrow and stay there for one month. I will publish new post from Innsbruck. Thank you.)