Our Life in Germany

Pictures and stories from our life across the Atlantic ocean.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Misc. pictures

The first one is me and Sarah with one of the guys on the street in Istanbul selling juice. I think we paid him 1 lira for the juice, then he wanted us to pay him again for the picture, which we didn't because we had no intention of drinking the juice (the tanks are supposed to be pretty dirty). So we gave him back the juice.
The second is Sarah and her choo-choo train. It was mine and Sarah brought it home from Kentucky in March.

Topkapi Palace

These are the last Istanbul pictures--the Topkapi Palace. Most of these pictures are from the harem.

Topkapi Palace

The famous Ottoman palace in Istanbul

The Blue Mosque

More pictures of the Blue Mosque...

The Blue Mosque

These are pictures of the exterior of the Blue Mosque (which faces the Aya Sofia) and the interior.

The Aya Sofia

These are some of the mosaics in the Aya Sofia. The whole interior used to be covered with them but the Ottomans plastered over them. Some were recovered. And the last picture is the view of the church from the Blue Mosque.

Istanbul trip in February

I have about 20 pictures of Istanbul I want to post....let's see how far I get.
The first one is a column in the Basilica Cistern. The other two are the inside of the Aya Sofia (sorry I'm not explaining what these things are, but I don't have the energyfor that right now. Sarah and I are trying to fly home today and I am waiting for take 2 at trying to get on the plane space available. Martin and I went to the terminal at 7 and they said come back at 10).

More from Alanya

Sarah on the beach (she wasn't the only one who was topless--which surprised us as we are in a Muslim country. Most of the tourists were European), Martin on the balcony, and Sarah lounging ont he bed back at home, watching TV.

Pictures from Alanya

These pictures are of me and Martin on the balcony of our room, and the castle view from our room. We were on the top floor of the hotel and could see the city on one side and the sea on the other.


This is a place called Narlikuyu, where we stopped at a fish restaurant on a trip to the beach in June. There are a bunch of fish restaurants sittign around a cove, and it's really pretty.