The Hippodrome. Once a venue for chariot races, now it is a beautiful city park.
The view from 1,500-year-old city walls.
The Adrianople Gate, through which Sultan Mehmet II rode after he conquered Constantinople in 1453.
THe obelisk of Egyptian pharaoh Thutmosis III, built around 1490 BC and later brought to the Hippodrome in Constantinople.
Gordon Robertson preparing to record a stand-up in the Hippodrome.
The Sultan Ahmed Mosque, also known as the Blue Mosque.
The Hagia Sophia.
A close-up of the exterior walls.
The dome made the Hagia Sophia the most innovative building of its time.
Foundations of the second Hagia Sophia church, built in 415 and burned down in the Nika Revolt of 532.
Inside the main sanctuary.
A look at the intricate artistry on display inside.
The inside of the dome, viewed from under a chandelier.