After our sourjourn to Edirne, we returned to Istanbul for a couple of further days of sightseeing. The Topkepi palace took us several hours, and that left me just 1.5 hours to look through the Topkepi museum. Perhaps the most historically interesting display was the least visually exciting, was of the artifacts being found at the present time, during the digging of a metro tunnel under the bosphorous strait to Uskadar which, according to said display, is the site of the original settlement of several thousand years ago that expanded to become modern Istanbul.
On our last day we took the ferry across the Bosphorous to Uskadar. I was surprised to see hundreds of jellyfish in the water at the jetty. They didn’t seem to have long tentacles but I don’t think anyone would be in the cold water. It was saturday and a lot of locals having a day over there. Many men had their fishing lines out trying their luck. We had fish for lunch, of course.