Süleymaniye Mosque Istanbul

Morning view from the hotel, Blue Mosque and Marmara Sea

Morning view from the hotel, Blue Mosque and Marmara Sea

Going to the Süleymaniye Mosque by a tram.

Going to the Süleymaniye Mosque by a tram.

Got off the tram, walking to the Süleymaniye Mosque.

Got off the tram, walking to the Süleymaniye Mosque.

Arrived in the Suleymaniye Mosque and its minaret

Arrived in the Suleymaniye Mosque and its minaret

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.

This is the inside of Süleymaniye Mosque.

This is the inside of Süleymaniye Mosque.

The ceiling is especially beautiful.

The ceiling is especially beautiful.

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.

The building is splendid, too.

The building is splendid, too.

Stunning garden of the Süleymaniye Mosque.

Stunning garden of the Süleymaniye Mosque.

Left the Süleymaniye Mosque, we walking leisurely to the Galata Bridge.

He sells cold spiced tea. You should hear a price beforehand. Yeni Cami, meaning New Mosque, is situated on the Golden Horn, at the southern end of the Galata Bridge.

He sells cold spiced tea. You should hear a price beforehand. Yeni Cami, meaning New Mosque, is situated on the Golden Horn, at the southern end of the Galata Bridge.

Galata Bridge

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.

Restaurant on Golden Horn

Ship of restaurant on Golden Horn

Galataturka Cafe Bar on the Galata Bridge Square

Galataturka Café Bar on the Galata Bridge Square

A specialty of this dining room is the grilled mackerel sandwich. I tried it.

Grilled mackerel sandwich

Grilled mackerel sandwich; If you were sturbing, it would be delicious.

After eating mackerel sandwich, we went into the Egyptian Bazaar.

After eating mackerel sandwich, we went into the Egyptian Bazaar.

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.

Left The Egyptian Bazaar and I walked around the neighborhood.

Left the Egyptian Bazaar and we walked around the neighborhood.

Then, we decided to go back to the hotel by a tram. We dropped in at the ancient racetrack (Horse Square) on the way.

Took a tram at the Galata Bridge. The Obelisk of Theodosius, the Serpent Column and the Walled Obelisk in the ancient racetrack Istanbul.

Took a tram at the Galata Bridge. The Obelisk of Theodosius, the Serpent Column and the Walled Obelisk in the ancient racetrack Istanbul.

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.

Arrived at the Hotel Redy Diana.

Arrived at the Hotel Redy Diana.

Picked up our baggages at the hotel, we headed to the Istanbul Atatürk Airport. Our journey in Turkey was over.

 

Leaving the Hotel Redy Diana, the Sea of Marmara, the Atatürk Airport and My flight, Turkish Airline.

Leaving the Hotel Redy Diana, the Sea of Marmara, the Atatürk Airport and My flight, Turkish Airline.

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.

Leaving Turkey; the view from the aircraft.

Leaving Turkey; the view from the aircraft.

Sayonara Turkey!

(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.)

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