Thursday, May 31, 2007

Stairs to the Subway

Sometimes it takes a lot of stairs and underground walking to arrive to the subway,
Usually, I change my mind and walk all the way....
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Tuesday, May 29, 2007

The Great Istanbul

No need for words...
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Sunday, May 27, 2007

Shopping Alert

At the Old Bazaar...
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Thursday, May 24, 2007

Cat is Taken Care Of

In front of the Beyazit Mosque..
Nice to see that people care.
Have a nice weekend.
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Istanbul University

The entrance...
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Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Kanyon Shopping Center

I realized that I am not showing you the modern Istanbul at all...
So here it is....
Kanyon Shopping Center is the newest and most popular shopping center in town,
of course, the most expensive one
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Monday, May 21, 2007

25 Years

He is there, in front of the Istanbul University every day for 25 years now .
He sells old coins, books, postcards....
Him and his cat, makes a good team I guess...
Look at how comfortable the cat is......
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Sunday, May 20, 2007


We see this shops in every corner lately.
Hundreds kind of fruits get squeezed and get ready to drink, just in front of your eyes.
Vitamin bomb !
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Saturday, May 19, 2007

Independence Day

Independence Day celebrations continues.
This sandwich salesman celebrates it by wearing a flag t-shirt,
and combining it with an authentic apron and fez.
In other words, he combines old & new....
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Friday, May 18, 2007

19 May

Tomorrow is Ataturk Remembrance, Youth & Sports Day
We celebrate this day every year since our Independence war began at 1919,
which is resulted with the foundation of the Turkish Republic.
All buildings will be covered with flags, like this ....
Wish you all a very nice weekend
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Thursday, May 17, 2007

Boy in the Mosque

If you want to pray, it is a must to wash your hands and feet before you step into the mosque.
Therefore all mosques has this kind of fountains in front of or behind their main building.
Usually comes with the same architectural specifics.
This mosque is in Uskudar, built at the early 1500's....
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Tuesday, May 15, 2007


I was browsing the Old Bazaar the other month.
Noticed this colorful lamps. Can't help myself, have an eye for colors.
Or should I have to say, they were hard to miss? :)
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Monday, May 14, 2007

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to all ....
My mother is an angel....
I love you Mom....
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Thursday, May 10, 2007

Bar Window

It's a cafe-bar's window.
I found it real warm and cozy.
I took this photo almost 2 months ago, when it was still cold.
Now, all tables are outside and it is serving as an outdoor bar...
People are having beer...
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Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Prayer Beads ( Tasbeeh )

This shop offers prayer beads only.
They are in all kind of shape and material. Stone, wood, seeds, shells, bones....
It helps to track how many prays have been said in one session.
I like turquoise tasbeehs most...
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Monday, May 7, 2007

Tired Old Man

I didn't feel like make a story for him...
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Sunday, May 6, 2007

Mosque in Eyup

This is Eyup Mosque. It is located in Golden Horn.
It is a very popular, old mosque.
People are coming from all around Turkey to pray here.
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Saturday, May 5, 2007

Street Food

I know, this looks wild....
There is rice and boiled chickpeas, with a touch of pitted chicken :)
And after you eat it, if you get thirsty , you get a glass ( or plastic cup ) of water...
I have never tried this. I guess I was never brave enough :)
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Thursday, May 3, 2007

An Old Man in Town

He was sitting there, at one of the biggest squares of Istanbul, with his bag next to him.
Most likely, just arrived from a long ride from one of the Anatolian villages
to see his grandchildren.
He is waiting for his son, to pick him up.
Just a guess:)
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Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Window Shopping

Window shopping at the Spice Bazaar.
This costume is considered as an antique and is very expensive.
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Tuesday, May 1, 2007

100'th Post

Being a member of the Daily City Photo family, changed a lot of things in my life...
I started to go out, browse the city ,
I photographed almost everything, and not only Ollie girl,
I see things from a different view now...
I visited all your blogs all over the world,
Felt in love with cities, that I did not know before,
More importantly, I made new friends ....
You have a friend in Istanbul now...
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