Tuesday, May 7, 2013

First Full Day in Turkey!

Jet lag may have finally hit most of us, but we were troopers today in sightseeing and playing our first concert at Robert College (aka high school). The day started with visiting the Roman Cistern, which was underground and once held 80,000 cubic meters of water. Now there is not as much water down there, but there are a few fish and two columns with Medusa heads resting on the bottom. Across the street we visited the Hagia Sophia, which was a church, then a mosque, and now a museum. To end our day, we traveled to Robert College, and the Concert and Jazz Bands played for the first time in Turkey. Throughout our day and a half stay, we have seen many stray cats and a few stray dogs; they are harmless, don't worry ;) 
It's "Band Mother" Cathy!

Flute section waiting to see the Cistern
Erika, Ali, Lia, Michelle, and Emma

Is Amber Medusa??

A lovely picture of inside the Cistern

Ali got to hold the tour guide's flag. She was excited

Augsburg waiting around for pizza to arrive at Robert College

Liz found a new furry friend before the concert

Today was an exciting adventure. Tomorrow should be an even bigger one with visiting the Spice Bazaar, Topkapi Palace, the Blue Mosque and the Grand Bazaar!

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