Yes, we are in Istanbul! Finally a little vacation we have been wanting for a while. The main reason that we went in January instead of May, when the weather is better, is the exibition of Salvador Dali . We arrived last night and are staying in this lovely hotel in the old cetrum(Marmaris-Istanbul is a 12 hour car drive or 1 hour plane flight, we went by plane). Went to the exibition today.
The nice part of this exibition is that they are not showing the famous paintings we already know but hundreds of his sketches which are not known at all.
Pictures are alowed but to many to take pictures of all the drawings and sketches, but this hall was so nice because it was like his famous painting had become real.
Art can relax a person, and some people relax a little too much, like this guy who became one with the art around him :)
There where also photographs of Dali taken by the Turkish photograph Ara Güler.
On the way back to the hotel we got a little lost, which is very normal here in the city of a population of about 17 million. Here you see the Hagia Sophia, looks magical in the evening.
And Sultan Ahmet another famous mosque and close to the hotel we are staying in.
In the garden of Sultan Ahmet we saw this amazing tree, the tree it self had no leaves left but the hedera grew so much, that the tree got a new blanket.