Scenes from Istanbul

Our days in Istanbul were few, but full of movement. Though my highlights from Istanbul were big things like our cruise on the Bosphorous and a visit inside the Blue Mosque, some of the most enjoyable moments were spent walking the streets and immersing ourselves in Istanbul street life. Every city I’ve visited feels different on the street – the people, the traffic patterns, the smells, the manners….

These photos captured some of the spirit of the city, one which proved a great introduction to a country we were only beginning to learn just as we left.
Streets in Gulhane, Istanbul

City cat in Istanbul

Istanbul Scenes

Beyoglu signage, Istanbul

Turkish rugs at the Grand Bazaar, Istanbul

Orange juice stand, Sultanahmet, Istanbul

Sunset over Suleymaniye Mosque-istanbul

Vivid sunset over minarets | Istanbul, Turkey

Lanterns for sale at night, Istanbul

Sultanahmet at nighttime, Istanbul

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  • Gina
    February 5, 2013 at 3:08 am

    Love your pictures of Istanbul. Brought me back to my time there – such an incredible, vibrant city.

    • annie
      February 5, 2013 at 10:18 am

      thank you! i love this city too. so many interesting cultural and artistic things about it.

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