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Images from Istanbul

Images from Istanbul


Turkey both defines and is defined by two continents. This alone intrigued me enough to make the drive from “Europe” to “Asia” to explore. Welcome to Istanbul.

1

Turkish script

1. Outside Topkapi Palace.

2

Stuffed grape leaves, Turkey

2. Grape leaves stuffed with rice, resting in a bed of salt.

3

Turkish men

3. Turkish yentas converse outside a local restaurant.

4

Spice market, Turkey

4. The Spice Bazaar.

5

Entering the mosque

5. In awe at the Blue Mosque.

6

Washing of feet, Turkey

6. Feet must be washed before entering the mosque to pray.

7

Praying inside the Blue Mosque

7. Praying solo in the Blue Mosque.

8

Traditional Muslim dress, Istanbul

8. Husband and wife shop together.

9

Colorful lamps, Istanbul

9. Colors of light in a random lamp store.

10

Ottoman pillars

10. These columns were erected by the Ottoman Empire.

11

Turkish woman

11. A Turkish woman rushes to her daughter, hiding behind a column.

12

Fisherman, Istanbul

12. A fisherman en route between "Asia" and "Europe."


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