The Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia

(For more on the Hagia Sophia itself click here and for the Blue Mosque here)

Aren't these incredible pictures? Almost identical, its true.

I'm not even going to write them up; I'm going to just shut up and let you enjoy them in peace and quiet! But I will tell you one story: Can you see that white building in the water over there almost dead ahead, close to the water front of Üsküdar? That's Leander's Tower! Leander attempted to swim the strait to the tower where Hero, his beloved mistress was, and drowned in the attempt. Another story has it that the Sultan kept his daughter there for safety because she was fated to die from a serpent's bite. This happened in any case when a serpent found its way into a fruit basket which was delivered to her.

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