Istanbul (2014)

Photos from Istanbul, Turkey, on June 13-16, 2014.

Istanbul Streets

A photo an alley in Istanbul.

New Mosque

The New Mosque seen from Galata Bridge.

Boats on the Bosphorus

Boats on the Bosphorus Strait.

In Turkey I Am Beautiful

In Turkey I am beautiful!

Mosaic (One)

A mosaic at Hagia Sophia.

Mosaic (Two)

Another mosaic at Hagia Sophia.

Window Decoration

Looking through an ornate window at Hagia Sophia.

Basilica (One)

A view of Hagia Sophia from the inside.

Light

Light flooding into Hagia Sophia.

Mosaic (Three)

Yet another mosaic at Hagia Sophia.

Inside Hagia Sophia

Another picture of Hagia Sophia, seen from above.

Mosaic (Four)

A final mosaic at Hagia Sophia.

Hagia Sophia from Above

Another of Hagia Sophia from above.

Fountain

A fountain outside the Hagia Sophia complex.

Hagia Sophia from Outside

Hagia Sophia from behind.

Blue Mosque

Fountains outside the Blue Mosque.

The Basilica Cistern

A description of the Basilica Cistern.

Inside the Cistern

One from inside the Basilica Cistern.

The Cistern Cafe

The Cistern Cafe in the Basilica Cistern.

Sunset on the Bosphorus (One)

Sunset over the Bosphorus Strait.

Sunset on the Bosphorus (Two)

Another of the sunset over the Bosphorus Strait.

Sunset on the Bosphorus (Three)

A final photo of the sunset over the Bosphorus Strait.

Topkapi Palace Description

A description of Topkapi Palace in Istanbul.

Topkapi Palace Wall

A portion of the wall at Topkapi Palace.

Ships on the Bosphorus

Ships on the Bosphorus Strait, seen from Topkapi Palace.

Lonely Driveway

An empty driveway at Topkapi Palace.

Empty Building

A building on the Topkapi Palace grounds.

Inside the Palace

A room inside Topkapi Palace.

Circumcision Room

A description of the Circumcision Room at Topkapi Palace.

Ceiling Tiles

Ceiling pattern at Topkapi Palace.

The Harem

The Harem at Topkapi Palace.

Chimney

A chimney inside the Harem in Topkapi Palace.

Stained Glass (One)

Stained glass windows in the Harem at Topkapi Palace.

Stained Glass (Two)

More stained glass windows in the Harem at Topkapi Palace.

Roses

Roses outside the Harem at Topkapi Palace.

USSR

A map showing the USSR at Topkapi Palace.

Courtyard at Blue Mosque

The bustling courtyard at the Blue Mosque.

Windows (One)

Windows at the Blue Mosque.

Ceiling at Blue Mosque

The ceiling pattern at the Blue Mosque.

Windows (Two)

More windows at the Blue Mosque.

Windows (Three)

Yet more windows at the Blue Mosque.

Directions

Direction signs in Istanbul.

Maya's Corner Cafe

Maya's Corner Cafe in Istanbul.

Streets of Istanbul

Walking down the streets of Istanbul.

Headstones

Headstones at Suleymaniye Mosque.

Suleymaniye Mosque from Front

Front grounds of Suleymaniye Mosque.

Courtyard at Suleymaniye Mosque

The courtyard at Suleymaniye Mosque.

Inside Suleymaniye Mosque (One)

Suleymaniye Mosque, seen from inside.

Inside Suleymaniye Mosque (Two)

Another photo of the inside of Suleymaniye Mosque.

Istanbul

Istanbul seen from Suleymaniye Mosque.

Suleymaniye Mosque (Rear)

Rear grounds of Suleymaniye Mosque.

Statue at Taksim Square

Statue at Taksim Square in Istanbul.

Clock Tower

Clock tower at Dolmabahce Palace.

Gate at Dolmabahce Palace

A gate at Dolmabahce Palace.

Fountain

A fountain at Dolmabahce Palace.

Another Gate

Another gate at Dolmabahce Palace.

Lion Statue

A lion statue at Dolmabahce Palace.

Bosphorus

The Bosphorus Strait seen from Dolmabahce Palace.

Peacock

A peacock on a sundial at Dolmabahce Palace.

Another Fountain

Another fountain at Dolmabahce Palace.

Dolmabahce Palace

Dolmabahce Palace seen from the front.

Boats on the Bosphorus

Boats on the Bosphorus, seen from Ortokoy.

Ortokoy Mosque

Ortokoy Mosque.

Grand Bazaar

The Grand Bazaar in Istanbul.

Courtyard in the Grand Bazaar

A courtyard in the Grand Bazaar.

Spice Bazaar

Inside the Spice Bazaar.

Fish

Fish outside the Spice Bazaar.

Dark and Stormy

Storm setting in as we left the port on the Bosphorus cruise.

Stormy Waters

Stormy Bosphorus waters.

Ortakoy Mosque

Ortakoy Mosque seen from the Bosphorus.

Dolmabahce Palace

Dolmabahce Palace seen from the Bosphorus.

Dolmabahce Palace (Again)

Another photo of Dolmabahce Palace from the Bosphorus.

Bosphorus Strait

The Bosphorus Strait, seen from a ferry.

Rumelian Castle

Rumelian Castle, seen from the Bosphorus.

Ortakoy Mosque

Ortakoy Mosque seen from the Bosphorus (again).