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Bucoleon Palace

Bucoleon Palace

A decaying wall with three marble framed windows. These ruins are all that remain of Bucoleon Palace which was part of the Great Palace compound.   Constantine the Great began construction of the Great Palace shortly after he founded Constantinople in 324, and...
Yoros Castle

Yoros Castle

The Bosphorus is an important waterway that connects the Black Sea with the Sea of Marmara (which then meets the Dardanelles then the Aegean Sea and finally the Mediterranean Sea). In addition, the Strait separates the Continents of Asia and Europe, too. To the north,...
Basilica Cistern

Basilica Cistern

Drip, drip, drip. It is the sound of rainwater seeping through the cracks in the ceiling and then falling on to the slick walkway or into the stagnant water below.   Underneath the hustle and bustle of the crowded streets above, lies a remarkable engineering feat....
The Call to Prayer

The Call to Prayer

It is sunset. In a Muslim country, like Turkey, it is time for an azan or an Islāmic call to prayer. This particular one is known as the Akşam. It occurs at sunset. Each day there are five chants of the azan which is dependent on the time of the day (sunrise and...