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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Istanbul


Time for a chai (turkish tea)

View over the Bosphorus from Üsküdar on the Asian side, towards the historic Peninsula with Eminönu in Europe. November 2008.

After spending three weeks in this fascinating city (while traveling over land to Iran), I call Istanbul one of my favorite big cities in the world. I love the uniqueness, the very special atmosphere.

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11 comments:

Oakland Daily Photo said...

It's been many, many years since I was in Istanbul. Yet I still have many wonderful memories. Your photo makes me want to return.

Roger Owen Green said...

Istanbul, not Constantinople?

sorry, there was a 1953 song by that name, covered in the 1990s by Barenaked Ladies.
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Jingle said...

it looks like a lovely city indeed, water view is magical here, well done.
Bless you.

Randy said...

I wish I was there today instead of work. Looks so peaceful.

helenmac said...

Friends agree with you! Wish I had made it there.
HelenMac, ABC Wednesday Team

Francisca said...

Istanbul has been on the top of my "to visit soon" list for a long time... That would be a lovely spot for a tea.

Wanda said...

That picture is lovely ~ Would make a good Sky Watch Friday, contribution.

Meryl Jaffe, PhD said...

Magnificent photo and colors!

Thanks
Meryl
http://departingthetext.blogspot.com

Clavs said...

that is a wonderful view, I wonder when can I ever go to that place...
clavsupclose.blogspot.com

Vinni said...
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Vinni said...

What a nice place and time to have your cup of chai,I'd love it too.