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Photo: S Haugnes - view over ByzantsPictures from above   Norwegian flag

Photo: Siw Haugnes and Arild Burud.
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We stayed at Hotel Prince in the Sultan Ahmed area in Istanbul. That put us in the middle of everywhere, and at a walking distance to most of what we wanted to see. The hotel charged less than similar hotels nearby, but was not excactly cheap.

Photo: A Burud - view over ByzantsI soon became a frequent user of the hotel's top terrace. There I drank my
coffe, smoked my sigarettes, read, drank beer - and took a lot of pictures.

Some of the photos clearly shows the opalescense wich often occurs in a city as old as Istanbul. Byzants seems to have been founded app. 600 years before the common era.

Most photos was shot while thin fog was hanging in the air. And before the sun had risen properly.

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Added October 23. 2011