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.
One of the many stray, yet very well cared for, cats in Istanbul.
Tulips blooming in the foreground of the Blue Mosque.
A typical residential side street.
Beautiful people are everywhere.
This young man was begging to have his picture taken, I obliged.
The entrance to Süleymaniye Mosque lines up perfectly.
The low angle of the sun creates a golden glow above the Bosphorus.
A Panorama of Istanbul and the Golden Horn from atop Galata Tower.
The Bosphorus Bridge glows in the distance with it’s many lights that change pattern and color.
Symmetry is one of my favorite aspects of mosques.
Spice, tea, and herbs are conspicuous throughout the Egyptian Bazaar.
Feet washing station outside the Süleymaniye Mosque.
I was captivated by this shopkeeper and his amazing mustache.
A seagull takes flight at sunset viewed from the Asian side.
Bins of olives tempted me from all angles at this market.
Galata Bridge illuminated by restaurants on the lower level and protected by Galata Tower in the distance.
The Other Tour, the best experience on can have in Istanbul.
Looking back over the Golden Horn from the western side of Istanbul.
Glass votive candle holders resemble precious jewels in a cave.
The steep climb that reminds me of San Francisco.
The rain stopped long enough for me to capture Hagia Sophia late at night.
Not to be disturbed, this feline decided a restaurant’s doormat was the best place to take a nap despite the tourist traffic.
Fresh fruit creates a colorful mosaic at a public market.
The clouds finally parted and proved an astonishing view of Hagia Sophia.
A collection of lamps at the Grand Bazaar.
Piles of pashmina scarfs decorate the Egyptian Bazaar.
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.
Glass lamps serve as a guide through the maze of the Grand Bazaar.
A slow shutter capture of the fountain in Sultanahmet Square with Hagia Sophia in the background.
The color and architecture of Istanbul created scenes like this on nearly every side street,
Young boys playing ball in the street.
Nearly disk, the fishermen refuse to give up and call it a day.
Rain melted the tourists and left me to explore Süleymaniye Mosque in peace.