A Photo Exploration Of Istanbul Turkey

in travel •  2 years ago 

Exploring Off The Beaten Path In Istanbul

It is always a fun adventure to leave the main city streets and attractions to discover the side streets and byways.  Discover Istanbul from the eyes of the locals. Explore the small shops and the cobblestone walkways, while traveling the less traveled areas where the tourists gather. 

The Bridges Provide A Gathering Spot For Locals Who Just Want To Fish

While Istanbul has many open markets and fish markets, there are times when you just want to catch your own fresh fish for dinner. Here you see the locals gathering on a bridge to fish. What an awesome experience for those who like to fish for dinner. 

Baroque Clock Tower In Front Of Dolmabahce Palace 

Baroque Clock Tower was the brain child of Sultan Abdul Hamid II who lived in the late 1800's and early 1900's. It was designed and built by Architect Sarkis Balyan. The project was completed in 1895. The clock stands 89 feet tall in the front of the Treasury Gate Square near by the Dolmabahce Mosque. While the tower is in the "Neo-Baroque" architectural style, the face of the clock has elegant "Eastern Arabic Numerals."

The Art Of Making Turkish Coffee

Discover the world of Turkish food and relish the taste of Turkish coffee. See our article at: https://steemit.com/travel/@exploretraveler/a-culinary-adventure-in-istanbul-turkey. Here you can embark on an adventure of Turkish delicacies such as Turkish Baklava, Keşkül, and Şekerpare.   

The Sultan Ahmed Mosque

The Sultan Ahmed Mosque is one of the amazing mosques of Istanbul, Turkey. Discover the rich heritage, extraordinary history, and rich culture of this spectacular mosque at:  https://steemit.com/travel/@exploretraveler/exploring-the-sultan-ahmed-mosque-in-istanbul-turkey. 

Haseki Hurrem Sultan Hamam  

The Haseki Hurrem Sultan Hamam is an historical bathhouse from the 16th century.  Discover this amazing Hamam in our article : The Haseki Hürrem Sultan Hamamı  at: https://steemit.com/travel/@exploretraveler/the-haseki-huerrem-sultan-hamami-in-istanbul-turkey.

These are some of the adventures of our time in Istanbul, Turkey. Look back, click on the former articles for more photos and details. Istanbul is a delightful city to explore. Next time you are traveling through the area, take time to discover the heritage and culture of the Turkish people.  


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This is definitely a place I'd love to go spend a lot of time in! Thanks a lot for sharing this legend of a city with us all, as there is so much to learn from this place...

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My trip to ISTAMBUL with my brother:

We can see the Souleymane mosque which dominates the city. The lighting is breathtaking. A little further to the left, the Saint Sophia museum overlooks Sultan Ahmet hill. In the background is the Blue Mosque, which illuminates the sky with its six minarets. A little further down the Topkapi Palace which was the residence of the Ottoman Sultan.

We cross the sea to arrive in the district of Besiktas, very popular football club in Istanbul. Direction Aksaray district where our hotel is located. It is a district of specialized tradesmen especially in the textile. You can find everything at unbeatable prices. The restaurants stay open all night. I'm dying to see the blue mosque but fatigue takes over.

After a good night's sleep, head to Sultan Ahmet district. Coming down from the tram, you arrive directly in a small park. On your left is the Saint Sophia Museum and on the right the Blue Mosque. The decor is breathtaking as both monuments are impressive. Arrived inside the Blue Mosque, I realize that I have never set foot in such a beautiful mosque. The paintings, the ceramic tiles, the carpet amaze my eyes. All tourists enter the mosque but when the muezzin makes the call to prayer, only Muslims stay inside.

i love my city! great photos!

The real picture which reveals the beauty at night and the true snap which reveals the beauty of the place.....great click