Our Travel Pics « back to albumTurkey Amazing views of the Blue Mosque in Istanbul and the Hagia Sophia from the terrace at Seven Hills RestaurantThe Hagia Sophia in Istanbul was a former Greek Orthodox Christian Cathedral, later an Ottoman Mosque and now is a museum honoring both the Christian and Muslim religions. Love the feeling of unity here.“Faith is seeing light with your heart when all your eyes sees is darkness.” Basilica Cistern, IstanbulThis was the view from my room at the Marriott in Istanbul. Love floor to ceiling windows! They make the room so airy and bright even at night.“We’ve all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That’s who we really are.” J.K. Rowling Hagia Sophia, IstanbulThere are 20,000 blue tiles inside the Blue Mosque. The tiles were made in Iznik, an area famous during the Ottoman Empire for its production of ceramic tiles. This is where the Blue Mosque got its name.