The morning started off with a visit to the Blue Mosque, the interior this time. I had to wear a scarf to cover my knees and another to cover my head!
The word Islam means peace and submission. It is a religion based on revelation believing in one God and the guidance revealed by God to the prophets such as Abraham, Moses, Solomon and Jesus. Islam is not a new religion but the culmination of the basic truths revealed by God through his prophets to all the world (From "What is Islam?).
After the Blue Mosque, we went on a Bosphorous River cruise. The river separates the continents of Asia and Europe. Traffic is controlled by traffic lights. Notice the red light in the middle of the picture-
This is the gravity anchored Bosphorous Suspension bridge. It measures 1510 meters long. Asia is on the right, Europe on the left-
The view from the river of the minarets and mosques-
Next we had a great lunch at Gelik. These are meatballs, Turkish style!
And beef chop-
This is the sign for the women's WC at Gelik-
We've spent two wonderful days here. Tomorrow we're heading for Gallipoli.