Istanbul – Through My Lens

It’s time to look to the city that straddles two continents, the former Constantinople, NOT the capital of Turkey, but the main city in most respects – it’s an Istanbul. Two incredible, huge buildings in the Blue Mosque and the Hagia Sofia and the Bospherus River are perhaps the most well known landmarks in Istanbul, but I also got to check out the Basilica Cistern, the water system underground which was filled with columns and classical music. There are also city walls which are a little out of the centre are historic and give great views too. These ones are pretty old – 2004 in fact. I had a few cold days and then a hot one when I was there. Enjoy!

Storm over Istanbul
Fishing from a bridge over the Bosporus
Independence War Monument
From Taksim Square

Thanks for popping by today – May the Journey Never End!


7 thoughts on “Istanbul – Through My Lens

  1. I had an extended, five-night stay in Istanbul, and although I saw a lot, I only scratched the surface of what to see in this gigantic city! So much beautiful, colorful architecture, and it’s certainly a food haven for massive foodies like myself; you wouldn’t believe just how many kebabs and baklavas I’ve had while there! Thanks for sharing your lovely photos with us, Andy. 🙂

  2. Such lovely photos! I loved Istanbul. My favorite memory was a feast that consisted of an impossibly huge platter of grilled meat with plenty of dips, and breads (and tea and shisha of course!) Then out of nowhere a man starting performing a whirling dervish dance. One of those travel experiences that I’ll aways remember, and a spot in the world I hope to return to!

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