Wednesday, January 6, 2016

"Far Far Away"

The theme this week is "Far Far Away" by Kathy.  Mac, Kathy, Lew, Christine and I have a little contest to show a new theme header each week. We now post anytime before 4 PM EDT on Wednesdays and voting begins after that. 

In a land "Far Far Away" there is a country at the the meeting of Europe and Asia. We visited Turkey three years ago with my son's band. I never dreamed I would be in a country so far away from my home in the U. S. A.

We left the late Winter snows of Ohio and head to Istanbul, Turkey. The Blue Mosque was quite a site.
A view from the inside. 
 All packed up and ready to travel with my daughter and her fiance. 
So the views change and the flag is different. 
You had to say you weren't in Ohio anymore. 
The minarets could be seen from the bus.  
A palace to behold. 
 I thought a good reminder of the spice trade through the area would be the Spice Market.

So, back to the Spice Market to see their wares. 
Many offerings from which to choose.
Do you want a sweet treat?
How can you omit the Roman influence with an aqueduct crossing the street. What engineering marvels there were to see from the days of  Constantinople when the Emperor Constantine the Great made this the center of Roman rule.
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Katney said...

Awesome travel! I love visiting unusual (to us) places.

Linda Gross said...

Yes, Turkey is far, far away! It has been 3 years since that time flies!

imac said...

Magic scenes Tom, certainly captured Far Far away

Oman said...

Lovely pics. Happy New Year. Hope you have a great one.

George said...

You got some great photos. This must have been an awesome trip.

Lew said...

Indeed, you got some great images of a place far, far away both in distance and time!

Christine Soto said...

Amazing pics from a faraway land, Tom. The palace and minarets are neat.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, Tom! What a cool trip for you family and son's band. Awesome series of trip photos. Enjoy your evening and the weekend ahead!

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

Isn't it amazing??!!