The Eyup Sultan Mosque is a place of pilgrimage
The Eyup Sultan Mosque is in the upper reaches of the Golden Horn, and has been described as "the holiest shrine in Istanbul". It is said to contain the remains of Eyüp-el-Ensari, the standard bearer of the prophet Mohammed, and is a place of pilgrimage.
People come to pray at the shrine
The view from Pierre Loti
The day had started out dull and gloomy, fortunately the sun shone,
just as we were starting lunch
Gabriele balanced on a ledge to take a picture
Naturally, with so many visitors to the area, there is a large market.
We couldn't resist checking it out before we caught the ferry home.