So long Istanbul….a collection of photo memories

Leaving Istanbul is the end of a two month stay in Turkey and I have enjoyed the country and its people immensely. Istanbul is one of the great cities of the world and is extraordinary…a city with breathtaking views of the Bosporus and a hodgepodge of neighborhoods some of which date to the Byzantine era. This post is more of a photo essay showing the diversity of the city as I walked the streets and visited the sights. museums, palaces, parks, gardens, mosque’s and of course the streets filled with the citizens of Istanbul… I hope you like it.

The Istanbul Archeology Museum

The Istanbul Archeology Museum

 

Gulhane Parki...once part of Topkapi Palace.

Walking Gulhane Parki…once part of Topkapi Palace.

 

Aya Sofya

Aya Sofya

 

Hagia Eirene built by Justinian in 540 AD

Hagia Eirene built by Justinian in 540 AD

 

Semsi Pasa Camil

Ottoman Architecture at Semsi Pasa Camil

Topkapi Palace

Topkapi Palace Interior

 

 

Streets of Istanbul

Streets of Istanbul

 

Streets of Istanbul

Streets of Istanbul

 

Dolmabahce Palace from the Bosphorus

Dolmabahce Palace from the Bosphorus

 

Shoeshine man waiting for a customer

Shoeshine man waiting for a customer

 

Pretzel seller in Sultanahmet

Pretzel seller in Sultanahmet

Fisherman on the Galata Bridge

Fisherman on the Galata Bridge

About Larry Bosco

In 2010 I had one of those “Is this all there is” moments and so in January 2011 I retired from Real Estate Appraising, sold off all my worldly goods and headed out as a solo traveler in search of a new place to live. Since then I’ve traveled around the world, made new friends and had many great adventures and some not so great. After staying almost a year in Cuenca, Ecuador I have headed back to South East Asia where I began the journey in 2011. Currently I am living in Chiang Mai, Thailand
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