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ISTANBUL – illustrated guide to the book “Inferno” by Dan Brown – Part 3

Continuation Part 2 – Venice – illustrated guide to the book “Inferno” by Dan Brown.
Chapter 84

Istanbul – the largest and most populous city of Turkey. Once Byzantium and later Constantinople. Located on two continents – Europe and Asia. Place crossroads of cultures of East and West. Being under the influence of the two major religions, once Christianity Islam today.

Inside the Topkapi.

Blue Mosque.

 Blue mosque closer.

Göksel Gülensoy and his work under the Hagia Sophia. He found, flooded tunnels linking Haga Sophia, the Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palac.

Chapter 85

Serpent Column in Istanbul. In the depths of an Egyptian obelisk from Luxor.
Chapter 87

The Fountain of Ablutions.

Nartex – vestibule that separates the sinful world of holiness.

Imperial Gate.

Mosaic of Christ Pantocrator in the inner nartex obove the Imperials Gates.

Disks “Allah” and “Muhammad” in the middle Jesus.

Mosaic Deesis.

Close-up of a mosaic.
  Chapter 89

Tomb of Enrico Dandolo.

Basilica Cistern, also known as the Underground Cistern or Sunken Palace – Yerebatan Saray.

Crying Hens Eye column. According to ancient texts water drops flowing from the column symbolize the tears of hundreds of slaves who died during the construction of the Basilica Cistern.

Head of Medusa in the cistern.

The entrance to the largest bazaar in Istanbul.

 Chapter 99

Galata Tower was built in 1384 as part of the fortifications of the then colony of Genoa has a height of 63 m, also known as the Tower of Christ, or the Great Tower.
Chapter 104

At the end – back to Florence and another fresco by Vasari – “The Last Judgment” on the dome of the cathedral Il Duomo

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