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Larry and Terry Frakes in front of Topkapi Palace


Lion tile work from the Ishtar Gate of Babylon


Inside the Hagia Sophia

The church of holy wisdom is a witness to the faithfulness and brilliance of Christians in the sixth century. Over 10,000 workers completed the construction of this massive church in a little over five years. For almost 1000 years it was the largest church and enclosed space in the world. The people here in Istanbul have been wonderful hosts. Tomorrow we begin exploring other areas of Turkey. Thank you for your prayers. We are doing fine.