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