In 1453, Christians flooded into the Hagia Sofia, and prayed to the Virgin Mary to save them from the Ottomans who were breaking down the gates...she did not listen.
They don't build them like this anymore.
"Virgin" Mary and the Baby Jeebus.
James Bond rowed around in the water here many years ago.
Birds in the pet section of the Egyptian Bizare. Not sure if these are for eating.
Ah yes, Professor Dr. Sülük's leeches. The finest name in leeches.
The man is selling pet/snack birds.
Apparently we over pay for spices in the US.
View of the New Mosque from Galata Tower