Istanbul Photography

September 21, 2012 28 Comments »

Galata Tower Istanbul Sunset

I had a beautiful sunset view from the rooftop of my apartment in Galata

Four weeks in Istanbul means a lot of photos!  Here are some of my favorite more obscure shots from some familiar and not so familiar parts of the city.  When I can travel slow and have the time to really live in a city – I enjoy getting out and seeing the local life outside of the tourist attractions.  I was lucky enough to meet locals who were eager to show me their city beyond the Grand Bazaar, Spice Market, Basilica Cistern, and Hagia Sophia.  Thanks to my new local friends I was able to experience beautiful sunsets and sunrises, try new foods, and really get to know my way around Istanbul with my camera.

inside the blue mosque

The intricate inside of the Blue Mosque

Baskets in Beyoğlu

Beyoğlu neighborhood where kids play out on the streets at all hours


St. Anthony of Padua Church Istanbul

St. Anthony of Padua Church on Istaklal Street

Reading your future in your coffee grounds

Get your fortune read in coffee shops on Istiklal St.

Beyazit Mosque Istanbul

Beyazit Mosque with a blue sky backdrop

Evil Eyes for sale on Istiklal St.

Bosporus sunrise

Bosporus sunrise

Beyazit Mosque

Inside Beyazit Mosque

Istanbul bridge

The hilly neighborhoods of Istanbul

turkish coffee

Turkish coffee – a jolt of goodness!



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