A Brief Snapshot of Istanbul

October 4th, 2008 § 1 comment

The Blue Mosque at Night
View from the rooftop of the Side Hotel & Pension in Sultanahmet


Süleymaniye Mosque
The second largest mosque in Istanbul


The Blue Mosque

View from inside the Aya Sofya



Looking out to the Black Sea (
Bosphorous ferry trip)
View from the Anadolu Kavağı Kalesi Castle ruins


Old and New

View from Ortaköy, a small neighborhood along the Bosphorous river


One of Turkey’s Bazillion Cats

A cute little beggar at one of Anadolu Kavagi’s many fish restaurants (Bosphorous ferry trip)


Shopping for Scarves at the Grand Bazaar


Turkish Coffee

4 lira in the Grand Bazaar


Drinking Raki in Sultanahmet
(our first night)


Smoking Nargile with the Locals
When in Turkey…


Salad with Beans at the Kofte Shop
(Sultanahmet)


Beef Kofte & Lamb Sis Kabab
(Sultanahmet)


Breakfast from the Bakery
(Sultanahmet)



Lunch
(Sultanahmet)
Humus, stuffed peppers, and salad (not pictured: tomato soup)


Mezes at Boncuk on Nevizade Street
(Beyoğlu)
White beans, sutffed mussles, aubergine salad, & anchovies (not pictured: topik)


Carin ‘testing’ Me No Speak Turkey

§ One Response to A Brief Snapshot of Istanbul

  • sultanahmet says:

    We did an organised tour of turkey which included a one day tour of Istanbul. At least three days is needed.The food, the people, the place and ahhhh! the apple tea.
    We will return.

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