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Rustem Pasha Mosque

Rustem Pasha Mosque

Istanbul, Turkey

The Rustem Pasha Mosque was designed by famed architect Mimam Sinan and built between 1561 and 1563.  It's namesake was Grand Vizier Rustem Pasha, a son-in-law of Suleiman the Magnificent.  The mosque is relatively small, paling in comparison to the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia.  Since Pasha was only the Grand Vizier, he could not build anything that would come close to surpassing t...

Oriental Plaza

Oriental Plaza

Johannesburg, South Africa

The Oriental Plaza is a great shopping complex in Newtown  that is sure to make you wish you had forgotten your wallet at home! With over 350 shops, it is one of the best places to shop in the city.   Address: Sixth Avenue, Fordsburg Telephone: +27 (0)11 838 6572 Website: http://www.orientalplaza-fordsburg.co.za/ Opening hours: Mon-Thurs 0830-1700, Fri 0830-1200, Sat 0830-14...

Hippodrome

Hippodrome

Istanbul, Turkey

The Hippodrome was at the center of Greek and Roman civic life.  Here citizens of all classes would gather to watch chariot races.  Istanbul's dates back to the start of the third century AD, when it was still called Byzantium.  When Constantine moved the capital here, one of his first acts was to expand the Hippodrome.  For the next millennium it was a crucial part of the city...

Little Hagia Sophia

Little Hagia Sophia

Istanbul, Turkey

Formerly known as the Church of the Saints Sergius and Bacchus, Little Hagia Sophia was constructed between 527 and 536AD by the Emperor Justinian.  Supposedly Sergius and Bacchus had visited Justinian's uncle, Justin I, and told him Justinian did not pose any threat, thus sparing the future emperor's life.  The emperor built the church upon his accession to commemorate the occasion. ...