I won’t write about Istanbul, I guess everything has already been written. The city is ridiculously beautiful, the people are ridiculously friendly. If this wasn’t enough, on account of the prodemocratic demonstrations the city transport was free for the whole week and, since we were the only tourists daring enough to enter Turkey during this difficult time, Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque welcomed us with a complete lack of queues. The sun setting behind the minarets observed from the Galata bridge is magical.
Only pictures today – the city speaks for itself.
Streets vibrant with life
The mother and the father of all shopping malls – Grand Bazaar
Galata Bridge over the Golden Horn. For some must fish while some can eat.
The Blue Mosque – the most photogenic building in Turkey
The ceiling so colourful and the carpet so soft!
Hagia Sophia – the most recognizable building in Turkey
Hagia Sophia from its less photographed side
Inside – a mixture of culture, religion and history
The more expensive the tea, the prettier the views
Istanbul’s second face
Galilp Dede street beaming with art and music
Street art & street food
Taksim Square in the heat of prodemocratic demonstrations
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