We have already left Istanbul, but not back in the US yet. I simply just can't rest till I find out about the location of the Military Museum. We were trying to find it to see the Mehter band. All the guide books mentioned it and it was on the map, but we walked around for a good 45 min and couldn't find it. We asked and asked and nothing. All we saw was an old fort like building but it had a photography exhbit inside. Here is a description of where we were- we walked down from Taksim square and the Modern Museum was across the street kind of diagnol. There was also a mosque on the corner (probably doesn't help that much!). Any thoughts would be appreciated. My family was not happy with the situation but a shortened (and cheap) Bosphorus tour made up for it. Trip report will follow in a few days. I am struggling with a German keyboard.