The Aya Sofya in Istanbul. It was originally a church, then a mosque, and is now a museum.
The inside of the Aya Sofya.
The bridge over the Bosphorus in Istanbul, looking from Asia to Europe.
The Blue Mosque in Istanbul. Not very blue on the outside...
...but the inside had lots of blue tiles, hence the name.
The Grand Bazaar. We didn't get hassled by the vendors here as much as we thought we might.
Debbie haggling at the Grand Bazaar.
Buying souvenirs not far from our hotel.
Shoppers at the market as far as the eye can see!
The very impressive, partially restored, ancient ruins at Ephesus. This is the odeion, from the 2nd century AD.
Also from the 2nd century AD, the library (on the left) and other buildings in Ephesus.
And this is the theatre in Ephesus. It could hold 25,000 people. St. Paul preached here.
Aug - Sep 2011