Rainbow stairs in Cihangir / Istanbul. The neighborhood were so annoyed by the grey and dull looks of these stairs (painted by the municipality) that they decided to take action themselves and painted the stairs in rainbow colors. The next day Municipality noticed it and got angry, painted them back into grey. And then the next day municipality decided to revert the changes and painted it back to rainbow colors!!. Well, this is Turkey :) But still we have a happy ending :)
You can take them into mosques, but not all of them. If there is a security (with x-ray machines etc) they most probably will not allow it. You can use a small tripod though, put it in your bag and they will not notice it.
I am very proud to learn that I got the 3rd place in National Geographic Türkiye photo contest with this piece I shot in Princes’ Islands / Istanbul. It’s my first award and I’m amazed to the fact that it is from National Geographic!.
Bu blogda paylaştığım İstanbul fotoğraflarından en beğendiğim 12 tanesini seçtim ve bir 2014 yılı takvimi dizayn ettim. Bu bağlantıda takvimin özelliklerini inceleyebilirsiniz. Fotoğraflar çok güzel, baskı kalitesi çok güzel, hiçbir yerde satılmayan orjinal bir ürün oldu. Türkiye’nin her yerine kargo ile 25 TL’ye gönderiyorum. İlgileniyorsanız lütfen bağlantıya bir göz atın. Teşekkürler!
Let’s not forget the cats of Istanbul - You can find them in any corner, in the streets, in the parks, on your car! It’s such a common to see them, they’re simply everywhere!
Karaköy is the new trendy district to go in Istanbul. Not so long ago, you wouldnt want to go there for any reason, but now its getting more and more popular, thanks to the new cafe and restaurants being opened. Take your time and visit Karakoy’s narrow streets on a weekend!
Sunset in Eminönü / Istanbul. This “old town” area of Istanbul is a heaven for photographers, The historical buildings, people and scenary is full of moments to capture
Drinking tea in a coach, in Burgazada, one of the “Prince Islands” in Istanbul.
Blue Mosque in Sultanahmet/Istanbul and its “mahya” which is lit only during Ramadan
Hagia Sophia after the sunset - Eminonu / Istanbul
Entrance to Blue Mosque / Istanbul
Hagia Sophia in Sultanahmet / Istanbul
A view of the Fatih Sultan Mehmet bridge from Mihrabat Grove in Istanbul