Images From Istanbul by Allison Heiliczer Nov 27, 2009 Turkey both defines and is defined by two continents. This alone intrigued me enough to make the drive from “Europe” to “Asia” to explore. Welcome to Istanbul. 1Turkish script1. Outside Topkapi Palace.2Stuffed grape leaves, Turkey2. Grape leaves stuffed with rice, resting in a bed of salt.3Turkish men3. Turkish yentas converse outside a local restaurant.Intermission4Spice market, Turkey4. The Spice Bazaar.5Entering the mosque5. In awe at the Blue Mosque.6Washing of feet, Turkey6. Feet must be washed before entering the mosque to pray.7Praying inside the Blue Mosque7. Praying solo in the Blue Mosque.Intermission8Traditional Muslim dress, Istanbul8. Husband and wife shop together.9Colorful lamps, Istanbul9. Colors of light in a random lamp store.10Ottoman pillars10. These columns were erected by the Ottoman Empire.11Turkish woman11. A Turkish woman rushes to her daughter, hiding behind a column.12Fisherman, Istanbul12. A fisherman en route between "Asia" and "Europe."