Istanbul, Turkey, October 2022

There is always rainbow after the rain… and seagulls 🙂 View from the rooftop of Darussaade Hotel

Blue Mosque and Sultan Ahmed Park

Blue Mosque is one of the most famous examples of Ottoman architecture. It was built between 1609 and 1616. The mosque has been a UNESCO Worls Heritage Site since 1985 and is one of the most visited attractions of the city.

Hagia Sophia

Hagia Sophia is an important Byzantine structure in Istanbul. Much of the Hagia Sophia’s edifice evident today was completed in the 6th century (between 532 and 537). It was built as Christian church. In subsequent centuries it became a mosque (1453), a museum (1934) and mosque again (2020).

City views from Galata Bridge

Galata Bridge spans the Golden Horn in Istanbul and is one of the bridges that connects the city between Europe and Asia. The bridge provides beautiful views over the city. It is one of the favorite spots for local fishermen.

Colorful streets of Istanbul

Panoramic views of Istanbul from Galata Tower

Galata Tower was built in 500 A.D., and was used as a watchtower to help defend the city.

Music and culture festival

Church of St. Anthony of Padua

The largest Catholic church in Istanbul which was opened in 1912 and located on Istiklal Avenue.

Istiklal Street

Istiklal Street is lined with 19th century former palaces, mansions and embassies which are now home to different shops, bars, cafes etc. It’s known that up to milliom people walk up or down through Istiklal street every single day.

French Street Culture center

Beautiful Istanbul sunsets

Istanbul Modern in Karakoy

Lights of Ahirkapi street where many nice seafood restaurants can be found

Night views of the city from Galata Bridge

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