Inside the Mosque, you find stunning ancient work that used to be Islamic, then Christian then Islamic again. Greek Orthodox Christian patriarchal basilica (church), later an imperial mosque, and now a museum (Ayasofya Müzesi)
A Peek inside the blue mosque. It was peaceful and serene. The intricate art work is incredible.
At the entrance of Ottoman palace stands this guard. This scene of a military man with a machine gun in the hand and Bosphorus in the background was an epitome of the current situation in Istanbul.