Monday, December 31, 2007

Tuesday, December 25, 2007


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Minaret of the Beyazit Mosque

Monday, December 24, 2007

Happy Holidays

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Credit for this photo, goes to my friend Mehmet...
Wish you all a very happy Christmas and New Year...

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Around the World

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Ending up at the Bosphorus...

Monday, December 17, 2007


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The Marmaray Project provides an upgrading of the commuter rail system in Istanbul, connecting Halkalı on the European side with Gebze on the Asian side with an uninterrupted, modern, high-capacity commuter rail system.
More information is available here.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Koc Museum

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The restaurant of Koc Museum, at Golden Horn.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Hi There

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Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Back to the City

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A street scene at Osmanbey

Tuesday, December 11, 2007


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At a cafe in Sile

Monday, December 10, 2007


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Sile is a small holiday town at the Black Sea, around 70 km to Istanbul
It is famous with it's beaches and wild sea.

Friday, December 7, 2007


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City's at Nisantasi...

Thursday, December 6, 2007


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Osmanbey is an upscale neighborhood which is famous with its very nice shops and windows.
It is a heaven for shopping.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007


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Well that was interesting, these shoes were hanging out there just opposite the beer mill.
I wonder why and who put them there.
Any ideas?

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Beer Mill

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This building is an old beer mill.
Will be renovated and converted to an exhibition centre.
It is in Sisli, European side of Istanbul

Monday, December 3, 2007

Another Mosque

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Eminonu, is the richest area of mosques, it is the old city.
This one is opposite to New Mosque.

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...