Friday, November 11, 2011

Inside the Blue Mosque

I'm actually back on an airplane today I'm starting to have airport deja vu - on Sunday I flew from Istanbul to Geneva, on Wednesday I flew from Geneva to Salt Lake (through Paris and New York) and today I'm flying from Salt Lake to San Juan (through Dallas), where I'm getting on a cruise ship headed to the Caribbean.

It does make my life sound pretty cool - but before you think I'm too lucky, just think of all the hours I've spent sitting in a cramped airplane and how many times security lines I've had to go through, not to mention how messed up I am when it comes to time zones. Still, I wouldn't miss this vacation for anything, we've been planning it since January, and I've never seen the Caribbean so it should be a fun adventure.

Now, back to Istanbul and more of the Blue Mosque - this time from the inside:

Blue mosque 9

Blue mosque 11

Blue mosque 8

Blue mosque 10

I'm passing through Barbados on this trip, so here's a little of Barbado's most famous export, Rihanna: Umbrella. Pin It

14 comments:

Angie Willis said...

What an amazing place. Have a great vacation - sounds like you need it. I've just eaten my way through half a tub of Columbian Coffee ice cream. I have no idea why I told you that other than I'm feeling guilty and you're far enough away not to be cross with me :-)

Karen said...

You set the standard for the title "World Traveler." Have a fabulous vacation!

Anika said...

WWWOOOOOWW! Oh how I wish to see this in person...could spend all day in there I suppose. My friends in Iran bring me little handmade objects that have mosaics made from pieces of coiled clay...they look like these ceiling, so pretty. Looks like a really inspiring trip!

The Felix Family said...

It's beautiful inside!! What an amazing place. The ceilings are unreal. Enjoy your cruise! I am so glad you have the opportunity to go.

Tezzie said...

Beautiful...and, you DO lead an exciting life! I'm so glad I can live vicariously through you ;)

Clinton Painter said...

Such amazing pictures! Thanks for sharing them. I hope you enjoy your cruise! I loved Barbados. We hired a driver one day to give us the tour of Barbados, he drove us by the property where Rihanna's house was "Going to be built". (Right?) This was back before she was hugely popular. So the driver was impressed I knew who she was. Wow, I could have just sent you an email instead. :-) Really, enjoy!

Rosie said...

Wow, this looks really fantastic! Enjoy you vacation - it sounds gorgeous! Bring photos :-)))

Tat @ Mum in search said...

Wow that was quick, I visited the Blue Mosque about 15 years ago and still have vivid memories, isn't it an amazing place? My photos didn't look anywhere near as spectacular as yours though.

Marcie said...

The blue mosque is absolutely gorgeous...and - I have to wonder - how it is you do it? Travel the world like this?? Lucky you!

Helena said...

What a beautiful place! Thanks so much for sharing these exquisite photos. I don't think I will ever get to see it in person, but this is close!

Carrie @ Hazardous Design said...

These photos are amazing. I can only imagine how incredible it must be in real life.
Have a terrific vacation. You sure do deserve it!

Laloofah said...

Absolutely magnificent photos of an absolutely breathtaking place. I am in awe of the craftsmanship and hours (years, generations?) that people have put into such places over the millennia, knowing they might never get to see them completed.

I don't envy your time spent on airplanes or in airports one bit, but I do envy the time you get to spend and the things you get to see at all your far-flung destinations! At least we get to enjoy a wee taste of them vicariously through your great photos and descriptions. If you ever told us what it is you do for a living that allows you to do all this traveling, I missed it, (That's a hint. LOL)

Cindy said...

so beautiful and hope you're having a wonderful trip!

blue elephant photography said...

i love those ceilings! i wanna visit someday :)

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