Getting a Idea of the Size of What Was the Ancient Hippodrome
(Looking in both directions and across from about the center)
Viewing the Obelisk
This obelisk was raised by Theodosius I in 390 AD
The original base has scenes of them transporting the obelisk and of the chariot race itself
Blue Mosque Scenes
Aya Sophia Scenes
Sultans Tomb Scenes
Our first inside look at Islamic architecture here
The tomb of this sultan has those of his five sons who he had murdered on the same day as the one chosen to succeed him was appointed so there would be no challengers to the throne.
Might be a good idea for our politics.
For Something Lighter
I found it interesting that these houses were built on a street right between the Aya Sophia and the Topkopa Palace.