Now when I go there, I'll be thinking about how much time it will take to get in and out of that area without getting bombed. I have happy memories from that area, even though its really a touristy area.
Just this last time we bought roasted chestnuts there as we were walking along the boxy looking back wall of the Hagia Sophia. It was our first time trying them. The kids inhaled them. Just so you know, if you go to Istanbul, don't get the corn on the cob. It's not great. Get the chestnuts. Those are great!