|A Minbar (like a pulpit)|
His shop turned out to be a multi storey behemoth and as we were led to the third floor we were all feeling a little anxious. Fortutunately with the look of horror on Erika's face at the $6000 plus price tags on the beautiful rugs that started coming out and our stunned silence they lost all interest in us and we left fairly quickly. We learned that there are no free tourist guides in Turkey and did the rest of our exploring on our own.
|View from the Galata Tower|
The last day was spent at Miniaturk, a wonderful village of miniatures of Turkish landmarks as they would have been seen in their heyday. It was really cool seeing these elaborately maintained miniatures with working cars, trains and boats and even a working miniature cable car going up a miniature mountain. Most contructions had a little pedestal next to them that would tell you the history of the landmark after you waved your ticket in front of the sensor. It was a fun day.
Having finished with Turkey we left for our next destination, Greece.
|Paul and the Dolmabahce Palace|
|Beautiful gardens at the Palace|
|Have your Maccas delivered|
|Awww just because it was cute|