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Istanbul

Posted by on 07.03.2012

I’m embarrassed. I have not looked in on my blog in months and then I saw that the last post is from almost a year ago! There’s been a couple of things happening after that and this is my first attempt to get back in the saddle.

Istanbul in September is beautiful and a great place to be. People are friendly, there’s no lack of stuff to see/do and the food is itself worth the trip. I started off doing the obvious and went to see the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sofia.

Blue Mosque

Blue Mosque

Hagia Sofia

Hagia Sofia

I found the lights inside Hagia Sofia fascinating and shot a ton of pictures. Taking pictures inside is a real challenge and I find that most pictures get the light all wrong. This one didn’t turn out too bad though if I can say so myself … ๐Ÿ™‚

Hagia Sofia, interior

Hagia Sofia, interior

Istanbul is such a melting pot where east meets west, old meets new and to me it seems that most people are quite comfortable with it.

Streets of Istanbul

Streets of Istanbul

Streets of Istanbul

Streets of Istanbul

Lastly we also ventured outside after dark. Taking pictures inside is difficult, snapping photos in the dark is next to impossible! I did get this last one though of these trinkets for sale on the street.

Istanbul by night

Istanbul by night

That’s it from Istanbul. I had a great time there and also found some new good friends – hopefully I’ll be able to go back and visit!

4 Responses to Istanbul

  1. siw

    Nice pics. I were there the week after you – and that’ my last post

  2. Kropell

    Looks like you had a great time Siw. Great panorama picture on the top there ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Siw

    Thanks. So you see, being late posting new is NOT a shame, right?

  4. Kropell

    Right! ๐Ÿ™‚