The Blue Mosque again I hear you say! Well this is Istanbul day 3 after all! And in fact it is another mosque. This one above is Suleymaniye Mosque and is also the largest of all. Perched on top of a hill it is difficult to miss it. But I haven't actually been in yet - something for tomorrow morning. The photo was taken from Galata bridge that links to the Asian side of the city. Tripods are not allowed on some parts of the bridge but I was granted a few minutes. Another friendly gesture.
Below is the New Mosque by night also taken from Galata bridge but from its East side. All the thin lines that we see come out of the top of the bridge are fishing lines.
The New Mosque has a very pretty courtyard similar to the one in the Blue Mosque but more compact and with a few shrubs adding a more exotic style. It is an incredible model of architecture too.
Just outside of its main entrance there are hundreds of pigeons waiting for kids and adults to feed them. Very entertaining. And if you don't have any food you can buy a little plate from one of the one-man red kiosks.