Friday, November 30, 2007


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I feel, that it's gonna be a great weekend....

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Uskudar, Today

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Anatolian side of Istanbul.
It is cold and overcast today.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007


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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Suleymaniye Mosque

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Suleymaniye Mosque, masterpiece of Architect Sinan.
My favorite in Istanbul

Monday, November 26, 2007

What a Cemetery

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Looking over the Golden Horn.
It is been a very popular cemetery for hundreds of years. Not beacuse of the great view only, it's also very close to Eyüp Sultan Mosque and Tomb, who is an important figure of Islam.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Last One

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When I was leaving the Maiden Tower, I just looked back for the last time
and captured this last photo
Wish you all a happy weekend


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The main entrance of Maiden Tower

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Dogies of Maiden Tower

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Don't know wheter they are happy to be there or not, but one thing is for sure;
they have a great view...

Maiden Tower

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There are many legends about the construction of the tower. A sultan had a daughter. One day, an oracle prophesied that she would be stung to death by a venomous snake bite on her 18th birthday. The sultan, in an effort to thwart his daughter's early demise by placing her away from land so as to keep her away from any snakes, had the tower built in the middle of the Bosphorus to protect his daughter until after her 18th birthday. The daughter was placed in the tower, where she was frequently visited only by her father.
On the daughter's 18th birthday, the sultan had her brought a basket of exotic sumptuous fruit as a birthday gift, delighted that he was able to prevent the prophecy. Upon reaching into the basket, however, a snake that had been hiding amongst the fruit bites the young woman and she dies in her father's arms, just as the oracle had predicted. ( According to Wikipedia)
I will continue on Maiden Tower, tomorrow...

Monday, November 19, 2007

Voila ....

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Maiden Tower
And on the background, the Blue Mosque, Haghia Sophia, Topkapi Palace together...

Friday, November 16, 2007

Love is.........

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Thursday, November 15, 2007

Yeni Cami/ New Mosque

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Same old scene for over 300 years...

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Pickles for Eyes

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Ok, I was never big on pickles but this stuffed ones caught my eye...
If they look so good, they got to taste good...

Tuesday, November 13, 2007


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Photo is taken at Kadikoy...
It is cold and rainy since a week, but we definetley don't complain
We had a very dry season so far....

Monday, November 12, 2007

Sailing at the Golden Horn

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At last I went out at this cold and rainy day and take a boat to the Golden Horn.
I'm glad I did, because it was a lovely day with lots of new photos...