The Fecteau's Black Sea cruise.

Link to  the map of our trip. 

Istanbul (Europe side) from the ship:

Inside the blue mosque. An incredible array of blue tiles.

This monument, in front of the blue mosque is actually much older. It was brought from Egypt and predate the blue mosque by over 400 years.

Our ship from the Galata tower (on the Europe side).
In the background, Asia, across the Bosphorus strait.

Small streets, viewed from the Galata tower :
The crown jewelry. This is an actual size diamond. Second largest in the world. 

So, You don't like the price of gas in Ontario?

Look at the prices in Istanbul.
That's right, 597,300 Lira per liter!

Now on to the north shore of the Black sea.