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Travel to Turkey

Telling us all about the delights of Turkey, Mary Lou Lucking of Calgary’s Destination story in the September issue of More of Our Canada was a treat! Here are some more photos of her adventure in Istanbul.

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Out and About

Out and About

Diane and Mary Lou enjoying a quiet moment in front of the Blue Mosque.

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Rumelli Fortress

Rumelli Fortress

A panoramic view of Rumelli Fortress’ crenellated walls.

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Donkey Ride

Donkey Ride

Scott and Diane lead us off on a donkey ride up the hill to the Monastery of St George on Buyukada, one of the Prince’s Islands.

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Ceiling Mosaic

Ceiling Mosaic

Ceiling mosaic in Chora Church portraying the 12 Apostles.

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Kokorec

Kokorec

Waiting to sample a popular national dish, “kokorec”, which proved to be quite tasty.

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The Milion

The Milion

Mary Lou standing by the remains of the “Milion,” erected in the 4th Century AD and used as the starting point for measuring distances in the Byzantine Empire.

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Chora Churh mosaic

Chora Churh mosaic

One of the many luminescent mosaics to be found in Chora Church.

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View from the Ramparts

View from the Ramparts

Enjoying the view from the ramparts of Rumelli Fortress, built in 1452 to guard the Bosphorus approaches.

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Mosaic

Mosaic

Chora Church mosaic depicting the death of Mary, Mother of Jesus.