Spring Break in Turkey
It’s been over two weeks since I got back from Turkey and I’m still sorting through and editing pictures. (I took 560.) While I’ve been slowly taking my time, wading through the pictures, the days and weeks until spring break #2 (I know, I know) are quickly slipping away. In the interest of not falling completely behind, I’m posting my favorites so far. (Maybe some day I’ll get around to the rest.)
Today’s post is dedicated to the Istanbul portion of the trip; I’ll do a separate one of the Ephesus part.
Natural and artificial light in the Blue Mosque.
Push cart vendor
Lovely tea for sale in the spice market.
The Basilica Cistern, deep below the streets of Istanbul.
Ah, the cats of Istanbul, even cuter when paired with beautiful tile. (And if you’ve been following my travels, you know how much I love tile.)
The view from the Galata Tower. The best of Europe.
The nostalgic tram
Busy street in Istanbul with very few tourists, yet only blocks away from the major sites.
Shopkeeper in what appeared to be textile row
Lovely view from the Bosphorus
Inside the walls of the Hagia Sofia
Bowls, bowls, bowls! I wanted them all!
I’m going to go ahead and classify this as Europe for the sake of the index seeing as we were mostly on the European side.