Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace is a favorite tourist destination 3 in Istanbul, Turkey. In three places, tourists can walk along the trail Constantinople the Ottoman dynasty in town in the past.
When it landed at Ataturk Airport, winds immediately welcomed. Although located in the center of Istanbul, the morning was like being in the Puncak area, West Java.
Although the local time is 7:10 o'clock, passing vehicle looks pretty solid. Not much different from other developed cities. But, the blue sky without a cloud in the middle of skyscrapers very distinguishing ordinary atmosphere we feel in Jakarta.
The first goal is to see exotic Istanbul to heritage buildings Constantinople, Hagia Sophia. It did not take long from the airport. After traveling without a hitch, a small road surrounded by tall buildings was passed.
This means that soon I will be arriving in the Hagia Sophia. The first impression when looking at the Hagia Sophia on the road is a large red brick building.
Lots of religious history in the old building is now a museum. With pay 25 Lira, all the evidence of history that you can see.
The inside of the building's architecture as having exotic magic power that can make my skin crawl. Just when it looked into the roof of the old yellow building there is a painting of Our Lady. While the walls are decorated with caricatures of Prophet Muhammad beautiful. Hagia Sophia is a former church building that was converted into a mosque.
Just being in front of the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia there. The mosque, which has 9 dome was also believed to be Turkish nationals in lieu of Hagia Sophia whose function has been turned into a museum.
There is one thing that is interesting in the region. Answered the call to prayer sounded-replication. If you're right in the middle of the second building, the call to prayer will be heard no rupture.
Not far from the site there is also the Topkapi Palace, the palace of the kings of the Ottoman dynasty. The palace is now converted into a tourist spot after the construction of a more modern Dolmabahçe Palace.