The Blue Mosque in Sultan Ahmet
Islamic calligraphy adorning the mosque
A surprise meeting outside Yeni Cami
Eski Cami (1414) seen on a border run via Erdine
Domes and cresents ascend heavenward
Our favourite shoeshiner
Galip Dede Caddesi – the street where we first lived
Galata Tower from Galata Bridge
An enjoyable and profitable day’s work
The Bosphorous Seagull
There’s always plenty of ‘balik’
Afternoon tea and sun on Buyukada – the big island
Taze simit
The view from our bedroom window
A shotgun range in Kadikoy
En route to Kartal along the Marmara Sea
Haydarpasa train station
An evening stroll during Kurban Bayram
The busy streets of Beyoglu
Kestane or roasted chestnuts, 3YTL
Mimar Sinan’s Selimiye Mosque, Erdine (1567-75)
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October 2008 – February 2009
During our five month stay in Istanbul, we patiently waited out the winter teaching English...
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