So today we headed for the big sites, Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque, as well as several sies near by. The plaza was beautiful, with designs laid out in the flower beds that we couldn't decided if it was writing or just symbols. The fountain mimics the domes of the buildings and the cobblestone square affords many spots for photos.
Walking through the site, I was awed at the symbols of two of the great Western religions side by side. everywhere I looked there was something beautiful, whether it was colorful tile, intricate stone work or massive structures. The sense of history and significance left me wonderstruck. My husband reffered to the site as "engineer porn."
By the time we finished there, I headed back to our hotel for a nap while Hubby headed to the waterfront, taking in some sites around Galata bridge, including the new mosque. When he returned, our room had no power, and we had to call the front desk to get it repaired.
Tomorrow we will be heading into Topkapi Palace, so I fully expect to walk my poor feet right off.