Thursday 29th is a slower start (Paul suffering from a cold). We enjoy a super breakfast outside in the courtyard garden where we are joined by one of the hotel cats.
The Sultan Ahmet Camii is also known as the Blue Mosque due to the predominant colour of the decoration and is a short walk from our hotel. Tourists are allowed in at one end of the interior. It is stunning, beautiful, simple with colourful stained glass in the many windows in the domes that flood the place with light. There is a profusion of painted flowing arabesque decoration and blue Iznik tiles. Although there are a few more tourists than we have seen to date, it is still a serene experience. The Sultanahmet square is quiet; there are pretty fountains and the views it affords of the Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque are magical.