Istanbul Photo Journal
I just wanted to share my remaining images of Istanbul that were not included in the previous blog posts. I hope you enjoy them. Some of these images are available for purchase from my gallery Wandering Bear Photography. If you see an image you’d like to purchase that’s not in my gallery, please tell me and I’ll make it available.
This concludes my series on Istanbul. I hope you enjoyed what I had to share. A new journey awaits and will be discussed in my next posting.
Tulips blooming in the foreground of the Blue Mosque.
The steep climb that reminds me of San Francisco.
Spice, tea, and herbs are conspicuous throughout the Egyptian Bazaar.
Fresh fruit creates a colorful mosaic at a public market.
Glass lamps serve as a guide through the maze of the Grand Bazaar.
Galata Bridge illuminated by restaurants on the lower level and protected by Galata Tower in the distance.
The color and architecture of Istanbul created scenes like this on nearly every side street,
Nearly disk, the fishermen refuse to give up and call it a day.
The Other Tour, the best experience on can have in Istanbul.
This young man was begging to have his picture taken, I obliged.
Typical homes with laundry drying in the open air.
Weaving a Turkish rug is delicate and tedious work. The creations are unique and stunningly ornate.
Beautiful people are everywhere.
Looking back over the Golden Horn from the western side of Istanbul.
I was captivated by this shopkeeper and his amazing mustache.
Not to be disturbed, this feline decided a restaurant’s doormat was the best place to take a nap despite the tourist traffic.
The low angle of the sun creates a golden glow above the Bosphorus.
Glass votive candle holders resemble precious jewels in a cave.
The Bosphorus Bridge glows in the distance with it’s many lights that change pattern and color.
The entrance to Süleymaniye Mosque lines up perfectly.
Rain melted the tourists and left me to explore Süleymaniye Mosque in peace.
Young boys playing ball in the street.
A slow shutter capture of the fountain in Sultanahmet Square with Hagia Sophia in the background.
The clouds finally parted and proved an astonishing view of Hagia Sophia.
One of the many stray, yet very well cared for, cats in Istanbul.
A collection of lamps at the Grand Bazaar.
A typical residential side street.
Piles of pashmina scarfs decorate the Egyptian Bazaar.
Symmetry is one of my favorite aspects of mosques.
Bins of olives tempted me from all angles at this market.
A seagull takes flight at sunset viewed from the Asian side.
Feet washing station outside the Süleymaniye Mosque.
The rain stopped long enough for me to capture Hagia Sophia late at night.
A Panorama of Istanbul and the Golden Horn from atop Galata Tower.