Istanbul Travel Blog› entry 9 of 34 › view all entries
August 5th, 2009 – by: herman_munster
I went inside Hagia Sophia last time and again this tıme. Nothing is changing. There was still steel scafoldıng from floor to the top of the dome. I dont get it why the preservation and restoration works take so many years. To be honest it spoilts the grandeurness of columnless space and for 20 Lira ıts tottally not worth it.
The Blue Mosque beside it is much better and nicer however. And ıts free entrance. Its one of the most beautiful Mosque ın the world. Later we went to Topkapi Palace. The view from the Palace towards Sea of Marmara was incredible and we could see the Asian side of Istanbul across Bosphorus Straıts too. The Dolmus picked me up from the hostel to the maın Busstation later for further overnight bus to Selcuk.
Travellers that contrıbuted to the journey; Andrea, Francesco, Dario and Nadine.
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