Shops selling fruits and vegetables seeds and nursery next to the New Mosque

Shops selling fruits and vegetables seeds and nursery next to the New Mosque

Pouches of seeds on sale - famous Spice Bazaar of Istanbul goes around these shope like letter

Pouches of seeds on sale - famous Spice Bazaar of Istanbul goes around these shope like letter "L"

Nursery of fruit and vegetables on sale - There is little square which flowers and these shops next to it

Nursery of fruit and vegetables on sale - There is little square which flowers and these shops next to it

Some of the exotic plants on sale in the Eminonu quarter of Fateh

Some of the exotic plants on sale in the Eminonu quarter of Fateh

Istanbul's famous sweet shop next to Sirkeci Metro stop

Istanbul's famous sweet shop next to Sirkeci Metro stop

Passengers coming out of the Istanbul Sirkeci Terminal

Passengers coming out of the Istanbul Sirkeci Terminal

Interior of the Istanbul Sirkeci Terminal - sometimes it is called Istanbul Terminal

Interior of the Istanbul Sirkeci Terminal - sometimes it is called Istanbul Terminal

Exterior of the Railway Museum Istanbul which is located inside the terminal

Exterior of the Railway Museum Istanbul which is located inside the terminal

A train at the terminal - It was built in 1890 by the Oriental Railway as the eastern terminus of the world famous Orient Express Sirkeci Terminal

A train at the terminal - It was built in 1890 by the Oriental Railway as the eastern terminus of the world famous Orient Express Sirkeci Terminal

Facade of the Sublime Porte, also known as the Ottoman Porte - it was the central government of the Ottoman Empire, gate giving access to the block of buildings that housed the principal state departments

Facade of the Sublime Porte, also known as the Ottoman Porte - it was the central government of the Ottoman Empire, gate giving access to the block of buildings that housed the principal state departments

Exterior of the Hagia Irene -  is a former Eastern Orthodox church located in the outer courtyard of Topkapi Palace

Exterior of the Hagia Irene - is a former Eastern Orthodox church located in the outer courtyard of Topkapi Palace

The very first church on this site was built in the 4th century - in this photo Hagia Sophia can be seen in the background

The very first church on this site was built in the 4th century - in this photo Hagia Sophia can be seen in the background

After the Fall of Constantinople, the Janissaries used the church as an armoury

After the Fall of Constantinople, the Janissaries used the church as an armoury

Some of the broken columns and stones lay on the ground of Hagia Irene

Some of the broken columns and stones lay on the ground of Hagia Irene

This church is enclosed inside the boundary of the Topkapi Palace

This church is enclosed inside the boundary of the Topkapi Palace

The Fountain of Sultanahmet Fountain III - it lies in front of Bab-I Humayun, the gate of Topkapi Palace

The Fountain of Sultanahmet Fountain III - it lies in front of Bab-I Humayun, the gate of Topkapi Palace

Another view of the fountain -  was built in 1728 and boasts four Cesmes (fountains) as well as four sebils

Another view of the fountain - was built in 1728 and boasts four Cesmes (fountains) as well as four sebils

The Column of Constantine, it is also knows as the Burnt Column - constructed on the orders of the Roman emperor Constantine the Great in 330 AD

The Column of Constantine, it is also knows as the Burnt Column - constructed on the orders of the Roman emperor Constantine the Great in 330 AD

Lower part of the column - a statue of Constantine in the figure of Apollo was placed at the top of this column

Lower part of the column - a statue of Constantine in the figure of Apollo was placed at the top of this column

Base of the Column of Constantine - A fire in 1779 left burnt marks on this column, hence sometimes it is referred as the Burnt Column

Base of the Column of Constantine - A fire in 1779 left burnt marks on this column, hence sometimes it is referred as the Burnt Column

Old stones lying on side of the road - hence is the rich history of this wonderful city

Old stones lying on side of the road - hence is the rich history of this wonderful city

One of the entry door of the Grand Bazaar of Istanbul but it was closed on Sunday

One of the entry door of the Grand Bazaar of Istanbul but it was closed on Sunday

Main entrance gate of Istanbul University on Beyazit Square

Main entrance gate of Istanbul University on Beyazit Square

The Valens Aqueduct, commissioned by the Emperor Valens and completed in AD 378

The Valens Aqueduct, commissioned by the Emperor Valens and completed in AD 378

The aqueduct stands in Istanbul, in the quarter of Fatih, and spans the valley between the hills occupied today by the Istanbul University and the Fatih Mosque

The aqueduct stands in Istanbul, in the quarter of Fatih, and spans the valley between the hills occupied today by the Istanbul University and the Fatih Mosque

Traffic passing under the aquaducts - these aquaducts soure water from the north of the city and linking more than 250km of water channels, some 30 bridges and over 100 cisterns within the city walls

Traffic passing under the aquaducts - these aquaducts soure water from the north of the city and linking more than 250km of water channels, some 30 bridges and over 100 cisterns within the city walls

Close view of the aquaducts - The Aqueduct of Valens had a length of 971 meters and a maximum height of 29 meters

Close view of the aquaducts - The Aqueduct of Valens had a length of 971 meters and a maximum height of 29 meters

There were numerous repairs carried out over the centuries t keep the water flowing inside these equaducts

There were numerous repairs carried out over the centuries t keep the water flowing inside these equaducts

A traffic junction next to the aquaducts - the traffic which passes under the aquaducts passes under a bridge here

A traffic junction next to the aquaducts - the traffic which passes under the aquaducts passes under a bridge here

The Aquaducts of Valens seen from the bridge

The Aquaducts of Valens seen from the bridge

Memorial of Sultan Mehmed II the Conqueror, Fatih Park Istanbul

Memorial of Sultan Mehmed II the Conqueror, Fatih Park Istanbul

Side view of the memorial

Side view of the memorial

A broken column on display

A broken column on display

Nusretiye Clock Tower is also called Tophane Clock Tower is located in the Tophane district of Istanbul

Nusretiye Clock Tower is also called Tophane Clock Tower is located in the Tophane district of Istanbul

Access to this tower was only through a museum - sadly I didn't visit that museum

Access to this tower was only through a museum - sadly I didn't visit that museum

Gate of the Galatasaray High School - it was established in 1481 thus making it the oldest school in Turkey (second after Istanbul University)

Gate of the Galatasaray High School - it was established in 1481 thus making it the oldest school in Turkey (second after Istanbul University)

It is proudly displayed on it's gate

It is proudly displayed on it's gate

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