Just A Little Bit Of Turkish Delight

Turkey delighted me when I visited that mysterious country in 2006.  We were on a cruise with MSC Musica from Venice, Italy, and visited several ports in Europe.  One of our stops was in Izmir and another one in Istanbul.  I had to get out of our taxi which we took from the cruise port to the Mosque to actually venture closer and even go in the Mosque.  Nobody else in the car wanted to go into the Mosque, but I could not let such beauty and magnificence pass me by.

Here are some pictures of the Blue Mosque in Izmir, Turkey:

Blue Mosque, Izmir, Turkey

Blue Mosque, Izmir, Turkey

Blue Mosque, Izmir, Turkey

Blue Mosque, Izmir, Turkey

Blue Mosque, Izmir, Turkey

Blue Mosque, Izmir, Turkey

Izmir, Turkey - near the Blue Mosque

Izmir, Turkey – near the Blue Mosque

Blue Mosque, Izmir, Turkey

Blue Mosque, Izmir, Turkey

Blue Mosque, Izmir, Turkey

Blue Mosque, Izmir, Turkey

Blue Mosque, Izmir, Turkey

Blue Mosque, Izmir, Turkey

This was taken inside the Mosque

Blue Mosque, Izmir, Turkey

Blue Mosque, Izmir, Turkey

Blue Mosque, Izmir, Turkey

Blue Mosque, Izmir, Turkey

Last look at the Blue Mosque

Blue Mosque, Izmir, Turkey

Blue Mosque, Izmir, Turkey

Then it was time to get back to the MSC Musica

MSC Musica

MSC Musica

Turkey is an incredibly beautiful country that I have to explore much more on a future visit.  The amount of time that you get while on a cruise port of visit is not adequate enough when visiting a land that is full of cultural mystique and glory as Turkey is.  My next post will include more pictures taken in Istanbul.

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About luchanik

I love travel, and cruises, and exploring the world. I also like taking pictures, and treasuring those memories.

6 responses to “Just A Little Bit Of Turkish Delight”

  1. Sartenada says :

    What a great travel / photo report. We have never been in Turkey, only when our plane made technical landing in Istanbul.

    • luchaniktravel says :

      Turkey is indeed a beautiful country, and leaves you wanting to know it more. It is mystical, magical and mysterious. Thanks for commenting, Matti, and I hope you have a fantastic weekend.

  2. Russel Ray Photos says :

    Thanks for letting me camp out in your blog for a little while today. I had a great time and tried to leave my campsite as good as when I arrived. I’ll be back in a couple of weeks!

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