Turkey

 

Two visits to Turkey (2011(Western Turkey) and 2008 (Istanbul Only))

 

Ceiling of Hagia Sophia, Istanbul

 

Photos From 2011 are followed by Photos From 2008:

 

After Friday Prayers, Istanbul

 

 

 

 

  Inside Hagia Sophia

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Boys, Cappadoccia

 

 

 

 

 

  Blue Mosque Portrait

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Ferries, Istanbul

 

 

 

 

  Bargaining in the Grand Bazaar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Swimming in the Mediterranean

 

 

 

 

  At an ancient amphitheater

 

 

 

The Travellers

 

 

 

  Emily and BK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From 2008

 

 

 

  Wedding at the Blue Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey

 

 

 

 

 

 

  End of Prayers at Blue Mosque

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Lunch with fish (Black Snapper), Istanbul.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Spice Merchant, Grand Bazaar, Istanbul.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  End of prayers, Blue Mosque, Istanbul.

 

 

 

 

 

  Column and ceiling detail.  Hagia Sophia, Istanbul

 

 

 

  Hagia Sophia, Istanbul.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Water pipe cafe, Istanbul, Turkey

 

 

 

  Ship heading to Black Sea on Bosporus.

 

 

  Calligraphy expert, Istanbul.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Cat at rug shop, Istanbul.

 

 

 

 

  Barber shop, Istanbul.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Lamp shop, Grand Bazaar, Istanbul, Turkey.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Hagia Sophia and fountain.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Pulpit of Hagia Sophia.

 

 

 

 

 

  Fishing on Golden Horn.

 

 

 

 

  Salad/dinner.  Istanbul, Turkey.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Selling hats to tourists.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Blue Mosque

 

 

 

 

  Golden Horn waterfront.

 

 

 

 

  City Park, Istanbul.

 

 

 

 

 

   Guns for sale, Istanbul.

 

 

 

  End of prayers, Blue Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Ceiling detail, Hagia Sophia.

 

 

 

 

 

  Belly dancing outfits, Grand Bazaar, Istanbul.

 

 

 

  Meat street vendor, Istanbul.

 

 

 

 

  Ferry to Asia.

 

 

 

Traveler:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B . K. Richard (self portrait in glass).

 

 

Recommended reading:

The Fourth Crusade, Jonathan Phillips (on a pivotal historical event in Istanbul's history)

Snow, Orhan Pamuk (an extraordinary novel exploring today's complex political, social landscape in Turkey ... with a love story (by Nobel Prize winner Pamuk)).