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Istanbul Revisited

After living in Ankara for four years, then moving to Okinawa for three, I'm living in Turkey once again, much to my delight. This is a gallery in progress that I update everytime I visit this great city, one of my favorite in the world. The first page of this gallery is sort of an overview of the Istanbul I know; the other pages are more detail of certain places and various other images. Enjoy!
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Aya Sofya at sunset
Aya Sofya at sunset
Blue Mosque light show
Blue Mosque light show
Mecidiye Mosque in Ortaköy
Mecidiye Mosque in Ortaköy
Topkapi by Night
Topkapi by Night
Gallery: The Splendors of Topkapi Palace and its Harem
:: Gallery: The Splendors of Topkapi Palace and its Harem ::
Süleymaniye view
Süleymaniye view
Süleymaniye interior
Süleymaniye interior
Bosporus view from Süleymaniye
Bosporus view from Süleymaniye
Kapaliçarsi (Grand, or Covered, Bazaar)
Kapaliçarsi (Grand, or Covered, Bazaar)
Kapaliçarsi nazarlik
Kapaliçarsi nazarlik
Kapaliçarsi light show
Kapaliçarsi light show
Yeni Camii
Yeni Camii
Vegetable vendor at Zeyrek
Vegetable vendor at Zeyrek
Ladies at play
Ladies at play
Waiting
Waiting
Pazar olive dealer
Pazar olive dealer
Dolmabahçe Gate
Dolmabahçe Gate
Dolmabahçe Palace
Dolmabahçe Palace
Mecidiye Camii, Bosphorus Bridge
Mecidiye Camii, Bosphorus Bridge
Ortaköy
Ortaköy
Aya Sofya at Night
Aya Sofya at Night
Aya Sofya
Aya Sofya
Rear gate of Aya Sofya
Rear gate of Aya Sofya
Simitçi, Büyükada ferry
Simitçi, Büyükada ferry
Büyükada ferry terminal
Büyükada ferry terminal
Büyükada transportation (cars are prohibited on the island)
Büyükada transportation (cars are prohibited on the island)
Ice cream man
Ice cream man
Haydarpasa train station at sunset
Haydarpasa train station at sunset
Late afternoon on the Sea of Marmara
Late afternoon on the Sea of Marmara
Kiz Kulesi (Leander's or Maiden's Tower)
Kiz Kulesi (Leander's or Maiden's Tower)
Yerebatan Sarnici (cistern)
Yerebatan Sarnici (cistern)
Blue Mosque at sunset
Blue Mosque at sunset
Blue Mosque
Blue Mosque
A Riot of Pattern (2nd place, Patterns and Textures Challenge)
A Riot of Pattern (2nd place, Patterns and Textures Challenge)
Zeyrek Camii
Zeyrek Camii
Zeyrek house
Zeyrek house
Storm clouds over the Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge
Storm clouds over the Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge
Asian side, yali (waterside mansion)
Asian side, yali (waterside mansion)
Hamam (Turkish bath)
Hamam (Turkish bath)
Hamam
Hamam
Nusretiye reflections
Nusretiye reflections
Ships passing in the... day
Ships passing in the... day
Eyup Mosque
Eyup Mosque
At the tomb of Eyup Ensari
At the tomb of Eyup Ensari
Night Watchman, Ottoman cemetery
Night Watchman, Ottoman cemetery
Full moon over Aya Eirene
Full moon over Aya Eirene
Sirkeci Train Station (interior)
Sirkeci Train Station (interior)
Sirkeci train station
Sirkeci train station
Whirling dervish
Whirling dervish
Spice Bazaar
Spice Bazaar
Spice Bazaar
Spice Bazaar
Carpet weaver
Carpet weaver
Rumeli Hisar from Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge
Rumeli Hisar from Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge
Nuruosmaniye Mosque
Nuruosmaniye Mosque
Even in Istanbul
Even in Istanbul
Çinili Kösk
Çinili Kösk
Waiting for a ride
Waiting for a ride
Archeology Museum sarcophagus
Archeology Museum sarcophagus
Ottoman cemetery in Fatih
Ottoman cemetery in Fatih
Galata Bridge fishermen
Galata Bridge fishermen
Kapaliçarsi (Covered, or Grand, Bazaar)
Kapaliçarsi (Covered, or Grand, Bazaar)
Kapaliçarsi street
Kapaliçarsi street
Gold-lover's paradise (Kapaliçarsi)
Gold-lover's paradise (Kapaliçarsi)
Covered Bazaar
Covered Bazaar
Kapalicarsi
Kapalicarsi
Ceiling design (Kapalicarsi)
Ceiling design (Kapalicarsi)
Kapalicarsi
Kapalicarsi
Kapaliçarsi
Kapaliçarsi
Kapalicarsi window detail
Kapalicarsi window detail
Covered Bazaar
Covered Bazaar
Covered Bazaar
Covered Bazaar
Nazarlik (evil eye)
Nazarlik (evil eye)
Istanbul, Aya Sofya at dusk
Istanbul, Aya Sofya at dusk
Aya Sofya: Religious contrast
Aya Sofya: Religious contrast
Aya Sofya
Aya Sofya
Aya Sofya
Aya Sofya
Aya Sofya
Aya Sofya
Aya Sofya
Aya Sofya
Aya Sofya, Library of Mahmud 1
Aya Sofya, Library of Mahmud 1
Aya Sofya
Aya Sofya
Aya Sofya
Aya Sofya
Istanbul, Aya Sofya
Istanbul, Aya Sofya
Istanbul, Aya Sofya
Istanbul, Aya Sofya
Istanbul, Aya Sofya
Istanbul, Aya Sofya
Aya Sofya
Aya Sofya
Istanbul, Aya Sofya
Istanbul, Aya Sofya
Aya Sofya close-up
Aya Sofya close-up
Aya Sofya brilliant view
Aya Sofya brilliant view
Blue Mosque (Sultanahmet Camii)
Blue Mosque (Sultanahmet Camii)
Blue Mosque
Blue Mosque
Blue Mosque
Blue Mosque
Blue Mosque detail
Blue Mosque detail
Blue Mosque
Blue Mosque
Blue Mosque
Blue Mosque
Blue Mosque
Blue Mosque
Eyup minaret
Eyup minaret
Eyup
Eyup
Before prayers
Before prayers
Reflection
Reflection
Eyup window
Eyup window
Down through the ages
Down through the ages
Outdoor prayer
Outdoor prayer
Devout
Devout
Feeding pigeons at Eyup Mosque
Feeding pigeons at Eyup Mosque
Trio
Trio
The Golden Horn from Eyup
The Golden Horn from Eyup
Fish-seller at Eminönü
Fish-seller at Eminönü
In the park
In the park
Father and daughter
Father and daughter
Ramazan bazaar
Ramazan bazaar
In a sünnet (circumcision) outfit
In a sünnet (circumcision) outfit
Süleymaniye dome
Süleymaniye dome
Süleymaniye gate
Süleymaniye gate
Süleymaniye entry
Süleymaniye entry
Süleymaniye gate
Süleymaniye gate
Süleymaniye interior
Süleymaniye interior
Call to prayer
Call to prayer
Ottoman cemetery at Süleymaniye
Ottoman cemetery at Süleymaniye
By tomb of Süleyman the Magnificent
By tomb of Süleyman the Magnificent
At tomb of Hürrem (Roxelana), his favorite wife
At tomb of Hürrem (Roxelana), his favorite wife
Süleymaniye Mosque during Ramazan
Süleymaniye Mosque during Ramazan
Süleymaniye from Eminönü
Süleymaniye from Eminönü
Ferries at Eminönü
Ferries at Eminönü
Sailing on the Sea of Marmara
Sailing on the Sea of Marmara
Haydarpasa Train Station
Haydarpasa Train Station
Burgazada (Princes Islands)
Burgazada (Princes Islands)
Heybeliada, Greek Orthodox seminary
Heybeliada, Greek Orthodox seminary
Phaeton gathering, Büyükada
Phaeton gathering, Büyükada
Our driver
Our driver
Old house with a twist
Old house with a twist
Asleep at the wheel
Asleep at the wheel
The shoe salesman, or, taking a break
The shoe salesman, or, taking a break
Büyükada resident
Büyükada resident
Return trip to Istanbul
Return trip to Istanbul
Sunset mosque
Sunset mosque
Off towards the islands
Off towards the islands
Galata Tower and Beyoglu
Galata Tower and Beyoglu
Dolmabahçe Mosque
Dolmabahçe Mosque
Kiz Kulesi
Kiz Kulesi
Something for everybody
Something for everybody
Dönerci
Dönerci
Vegetable seller
Vegetable seller
Mobile photocopier
Mobile photocopier
Shoeshine at Süleymaniye
Shoeshine at Süleymaniye
Ceramic artist
Ceramic artist
Fruit vendor
Fruit vendor
Dönerci
Dönerci
Ramazan bazaar
Ramazan bazaar
Embroiderer
Embroiderer
Textile artist
Textile artist
Erol's cat (Yesilköy)
Erol's cat (Yesilköy)
Aya Sofya watchdog watching?
Aya Sofya "watchdog" watching?
Dolmabahçe Palace gate
Dolmabahçe Palace gate
Dolmabahçe gate
Dolmabahçe gate
Yeni Camii (New Mosque, 1597)
Yeni Camii (New Mosque, 1597)
Yeni Camii
Yeni Camii
Yeni Camii
Yeni Camii
Spice Bazaar (Misir Çarsisi)
Spice Bazaar (Misir Çarsisi)
Asian side, Göksu River
Asian side, Göksu River
Asian side, Anadolu Hisar
Asian side, Anadolu Hisar
Nuruosmaniye Mosque
Nuruosmaniye Mosque
Tomb of Mahmud II
Tomb of Mahmud II
Mahmoud II garden
Mahmoud II garden
At the tomb of Mahmud II
At the tomb of Mahmud II
Tomb of Mahmud II
Tomb of Mahmud II
Mahmoud II garden
Mahmoud II garden
Fountain detail
Fountain detail
Nusretiye Mosque
Nusretiye Mosque
Nusretiye Mosque
Nusretiye Mosque
Pazar
Pazar
Pazar
Pazar
Pazar, Spice Bazaar gate
Pazar, Spice Bazaar gate
Pazar misirci (corn seller)
Pazar misirci (corn seller)
Pazar simitçi (simit seller)
Pazar simitçi (simit seller)
Pazar
Pazar
Pazar
Pazar
Pazar
Pazar
Yerebatan Sarnici (underground cistern)
Yerebatan Sarnici (underground cistern)
Yerebatan Sarnici
Yerebatan Sarnici
Dual-purpose aqueduct
Dual-purpose aqueduct
Arch in Fatih
Arch in Fatih
Camii
Camii
Zeyrek walls
Zeyrek walls
Zeyrek Camii
Zeyrek Camii
Zeyrek old house
Zeyrek old house
Belly dance costumes
Belly dance costumes
Ottoman Decline
Ottoman Decline
Old han
Old han
Zeynep Sultan Camii
Zeynep Sultan Camii
Topkapi fountain
Topkapi fountain
Topkapi fountain detail
Topkapi fountain detail
Fountain detail
Fountain detail
Sunset fountain
Sunset fountain
Firuz Aga Mosque
Firuz Aga Mosque
Bosporus Bridge
Bosporus Bridge
New use, old building
New use, old building
Kybele graves
Kybele graves
Kybele graves
Kybele graves
Han window
Han window
Galata Tower view
Galata Tower view
The Lamp Shop (Kybele Hotel)
The Lamp Shop (Kybele Hotel)
Gülhane walls
Gülhane walls
Alay Pavilion
Alay Pavilion
Çinili Kösk
Çinili Kösk
Çinili Kösk detail
Çinili Kösk detail
Çinili Kösk
Çinili Kösk
Çinili Kösk window detail
Çinili Kösk window detail
Çinili Kösk window detail
Çinili Kösk window detail
Window reflections at Çinili Kösk
Window reflections at Çinili Kösk
Çinili Kösk
Çinili Kösk
Çinili Kösk, fireplace
Çinili Kösk, fireplace
Archeological Museum
Archeological Museum
Archeological Museum
Archeological Museum
Archeological Museum
Archeological Museum
Archeological Museum
Archeological Museum
Archeological Museum
Archeological Museum
Istiklâl Caddesi
Istiklâl Caddesi
Galatasaray Lycée gate
Galatasaray Lycée gate
Çiçek Pasaji
Çiçek Pasaji
St. Anthony Church on Istiklâl Caddesi
St. Anthony Church on Istiklâl Caddesi
Galata Tower at sunset
Galata Tower at sunset
Ottoman library
Ottoman library
Zeynep Sultan Camii (1769)
Zeynep Sultan Camii (1769)
Moon over the han
Moon over the han
Sirkeci Train Station
Sirkeci Train Station
Sirkeci Station hall
Sirkeci Station hall
Sirkeci Station hall
Sirkeci Station hall
Sirkeci Station Hall
Sirkeci Station Hall
Sirkeci light fixture
Sirkeci light fixture
Sirkeci Train Station
Sirkeci Train Station
Sirkeci
Sirkeci
Everything's Coming Up Tulips
Everything's Coming Up Tulips
Topkapi tulips
Topkapi tulips
Topkapi tulips
Topkapi tulips
Topkapi tulips
Topkapi tulips
Topkapi tulips
Topkapi tulips
Topkapi tulips
Topkapi tulips
Topkpi Palace walls
Topkpi Palace walls
Sultanahmet tulips
Sultanahmet tulips
The corn seller
The corn seller
Snapping at Sultanahmet
Snapping at Sultanahmet
Tulips in shadow of Aya Sofya
Tulips in shadow of Aya Sofya
You *Can* Take It with You
You *Can* Take It with You
The Fortune-teller
The Fortune-teller
The rose seller with her baby
The rose seller with her baby
The popcorn maker
The popcorn maker
Private table for two
Private table for two
Along the waterfront in Üsküdar
Along the waterfront in Üsküdar
Along the waterfront in Üsküdar
Along the waterfront in Üsküdar
Playing games in Üsküdar
Playing games in Üsküdar
Kiz Kulesi
Kiz Kulesi
Üsküdar house
Üsküdar house
Semsi Pasa Camii
Semsi Pasa Camii
Semsi Pasa Camii
Semsi Pasa Camii
No horse and buggies, either
No horse and buggies, either
Ahmet III Fountain
Ahmet III Fountain
Gallery: Çiragan Palace
:: Gallery: Çiragan Palace ::
Saliboat races from the Çiragan
Saliboat races from the Çiragan
Sailboat races from the Çiragan
Sailboat races from the Çiragan
Bosporus view from Çiragan Palace
Bosporus view from Çiragan Palace
Mimar Sinan University
Mimar Sinan University
Dolmabahçe Camii
Dolmabahçe Camii
Rumeli Hisar
Rumeli Hisar
Dining in the shadow of the Blue Mosque
Dining in the shadow of the Blue Mosque
Room with a view
Room with a view
Blue Mosque at sunset
Blue Mosque at sunset
Asia from the Blue Mosque
Asia from the Blue Mosque
Blue Mosque minarets
Blue Mosque minarets
Aya Sofya at sunset
Aya Sofya at sunset
Aya Eirene at sunset
Aya Eirene at sunset
Near the Hippodrome
Near the Hippodrome
Near the Hippodrome
Near the Hippodrome
The big day
The big day
The German monument
The German monument
Ottoman building
Ottoman building
At the Hippodrome
At the Hippodrome
Urban ruins
Urban ruins
The evil eye wall
The evil eye wall
Blue Mosque fountain
Blue Mosque fountain
City walls
City walls
City walls
City walls
In use
In use
The white curtain
The white curtain
New look for an old han
New look for an old han
Selling chestnuts
Selling chestnuts
Tea seller
Tea seller
Sandwiched domes
Sandwiched domes
Angular
Angular
Between a rock and a hard place
Between a rock and a hard place
Caught in time
Caught in time
Embedded wall
Embedded wall
Towering
Towering
Behind bars
Behind bars
Mosque detail
Mosque detail
Popcorn lady
Popcorn lady
Hanging by a thread
Hanging by a thread
Lined up
Lined up
Two domes
Two domes
In the shadow of of the mosque
In the shadow of of the mosque
'Sorry, we're open'
'Sorry, we're open'
Hidden oasis
Hidden oasis
Storm over Aya Sofya
Storm over Aya Sofya
Hamam (Turkish bath)
Hamam (Turkish bath)
The Tourist Police building
The Tourist Police building
Zeynep Sultan Camii (1769)
Zeynep Sultan Camii (1769)
Star view
Star view
Fountain detail
Fountain detail
Atrium (Zaman building)
Atrium (Zaman building)
Complex in Ataköy
Complex in Ataköy
Yenibosna view
Yenibosna view
Cihangir Camii
Cihangir Camii
Cihangir detail
Cihangir detail
At the tomb of Sultan Bayazid
At the tomb of Sultan Bayazid
The vendors
The vendors
Working in Beyazit
Working in Beyazit
The pigeon lady, Beyazit Square
The pigeon lady, Beyazit Square
Istanbul University 1453
Istanbul University 1453
Beyazit Mosque
Beyazit Mosque
Old han in Beyazit
Old han in Beyazit
Early spring
Early spring
Moving right along
Moving right along
Friends
Friends
A splash of color
A splash of color
Old han, Covered Bazaar
Old han, Covered Bazaar
Covered Bazaar shop window
Covered Bazaar shop window
Shops among the ages, Covered Bazaar
Shops among the ages, Covered Bazaar
Yenibosna crowds 1
Yenibosna crowds 1
Yenibosna crowds 2
Yenibosna crowds 2
Yenibosna crowds 3
Yenibosna crowds 3
Yenibosna crowds 4
Yenibosna crowds 4
Yenibosna crowds 5
Yenibosna crowds 5
Yenibosna crowds 6
Yenibosna crowds 6
Yenibosna crowds 7
Yenibosna crowds 7
Extremes
Extremes
Morning exercise
Morning exercise
At the Covered Bazaar
At the Covered Bazaar
At the Covered Bazaar
At the Covered Bazaar
At the Covered Bazaar
At the Covered Bazaar
Covered Bazaar, fabric dealers street
Covered Bazaar, fabric dealers street
Covered Bazaar, fabric dealers street
Covered Bazaar, fabric dealers street
Decked out for a holiday
Decked out for a holiday
Roof with a View  (8th place, Distance Challenge)
Roof with a View (8th place, Distance Challenge)
Covered Bazaar roof dweller
Covered Bazaar roof dweller
At the Covered Bazaar
At the Covered Bazaar
The pink shop revisited
The pink shop revisited
Galatasaray wheelchair basketball team
Galatasaray wheelchair basketball team
Ugur Bey
Ugur Bey
The shoe shine shop
The shoe shine shop
The corn seller
The corn seller
Election Time
Election Time
Rose petals at the Four Seasons
Rose petals at the Four Seasons
An abundance of slippers
An abundance of slippers
A wealth of souvenirs
A wealth of souvenirs
Aya Sofya on a winter's day
Aya Sofya on a winter's day
Carpet shop family
Carpet shop family
Four Seasons: Once a prison, now a hotel
Four Seasons: Once a prison, now a hotel
Four Seasons room on the corner
Four Seasons room on the corner
Four Seasons: Watchtower
Four Seasons: Watchtower
Four Seasons simplicity
Four Seasons simplicity
Four Seasons: Opposites attract
Four Seasons: Opposites attract
Domes, minarets and towers
Domes, minarets and towers
Blue Mosque revisited
Blue Mosque revisited
The sale
The sale
Topkapi Palace gate
Topkapi Palace gate
Front gate
Front gate
Old fountain, modern backdrop
Old fountain, modern backdrop
Old fountain, ancient backdrop
Old fountain, ancient backdrop
Front door, with cat
Front door, with cat
The shoeshine man
The shoeshine man
Flower box
Flower box
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