Sunday, September 16, 2012

Talking Turkey

I've finally organized (some) of my photos from my recent trip to Turkey! I divided my time between Istanbul and Bodrum, with a dash of Greece, and got a full dose of both the city and the sea. I'm not going to go into a full explanation of each photo (it would take me days to write and likely be painful to read!) so feel free to ask me questions in my comments section. It was an outstanding trip. I highly recommend a visit. I'm ready to go back!

Blue Mosque

Blue Mosque

Street in Beyoglu 

Haghia Sophia

Haghia Sophia Mosaic Detail

Haghia Sophia

Istiklal Caddesi (pedestrian street)

Afternoon snack (Yes, those are French Fries wrapped up with the lamb!)

Istiklal Caddesi Nostalgic Tram

Suleymaniye Mosque beyond the Galata Bridge

Suleymaniye Mosque

Suleymaniye Mosque

Spice Bazaar

Spice Bazaar

Spice Bazaar

Topkapi Palace Harem

Topkapi Palace Harem

Topkapi Palace Harem

Topkapi Palace Harem

Topkapi Palace Harem

Topkapi Palace Harem Tile Detail

Topkapi Palace Harem Walkway

Aegean Sea

View from the Asklepieion Archeaelogical Site (Kos Island, Greece)

Columns at the Asklepieion

Roman Odeon (Kos Island)

Acropolis (Kos Island)

My Greek lunch menu with an amusing English translation

Greek Kebab Lunch

Grand Yazici Hotel Pool (Bodrum)

View of Bodrum from Pool

My Pool View

Bodrum Gulets (traditional wooden sail boats)

Bodrum Marina

School of Fish in the Aegean Sea

Bodrum Blue Sky

Bosphorus Bridge

Lunch at Ciya (restaurant on the Asian side of Istanbul)

Ciya's special kebab that I like to call a Turkish cheeseburger

Dolmabahce Palace


Fortress of Europe

The Pera Palas Hotel has, since 1892, hosted travellers from the Orient Express. And me for cocktails!

Galata Tower

View of the Golden Horn from the Galata Tower

Galata Bridge

Galata Tower from the Golden Horn

1 comment:

WendyB said...

Gorgeous! I'm jealous.