Mile of Tiles at the Blue Mosque

A gorgeous Mosque! Called the Blue Mosque because of the blue Iznik tiles covering the walls and ceiling, it was built in the 17th century and has 6 beautiful minarets surrounding the exterior.

July 18, 2023 by Kimberly Hayes

First Day in Istanbul - Hello Mr. Warhol!

Image 1: The House Hotel, Galatasary

We're staying at The House Hotel Galatasaray; a stunning renovation of a 19th century family home in Beyoglu.

 Heading out into the city, we locate the Misir building on Istikal.  It is full of art galleries, most notably The Galerist, which has a showing of Andy Warhol films.

Image 2: Misir building, Istanbul

Image 3: The Galerist, Istanbul

At the top of the Misir building is a spectacular venue, 360. As the name implies, it provides a magnificent view of a magnificent city.


Image 4: 360, Istanbul


July 18, 2023 by Kimberly Hayes