Turkish Delight: Istanbul

November 12, 2009

Istanbul: The Blue Mosque, The Grand Bazarre, our first delicious taste of sahlep during a chilly night walk, daily life in the neighborhood surrounding our little apartment, The Cistern with this cool exhibit, a fun seafood dinner on this little street, the resonating prayer calls, and this beautiful green door. A city bursting with life, history, extreme sensory adventures and we only experienced a tiny slice of it.
Heather said...

So how hard is it for you to pick just three photos? :)

That drink sounds yummy, a lot like athol, except in Latin America they use corn starch to thicken the milk. I love that you were able to stay in an apartments in a neighborhood. If I ever become a world-traveler I'll be sure to do that! :)

boatbaby said...

I am such a sucker for travel pictures and you are hitting the spot! The photo of the lady with the quilt and the clothes line - perfection!

affectioknit said...

WOW! that's all - just wow!

Mom2Isabel said...

The first picture looks like a morph of La Mezquita (the Mosque) in Cordoba, Spain and a Catholic Church! Love the architecture and the stained glass.

The drink reminds me of the Mexican beverage Atole. It's a hot milk drink with ground corn meal and cinnamon. Yummy!

likeschocolate said...

Gorgeous! I have always wanted to go inside a mosque, but have not had the opportunity. The one in Jerusalem is closed off to none Muslims. I love the architechture. So stunning!

lisa said...

BEAUTIFUL pictures. Im jealous.

Victoria said...

Great photos and great city! I love Istanbul, but haven't been since I had kids. Did your kids enjoy it? I'd love to hear more about your trip.

Tim Marks said...

Great captures. I really like architecture shots but I must say the shot of the woman is perfect. Make me want to visit there.

Sharlene said...

I never get tired of beautiful doors. Your children in front of the green door add wonderful perspective and a whole lot of cute.

Dominique said...

I like your little slice-of-life approach, and I especially loved the green door shot!

Lorraine said...

Sold. Amazing how a tiny item like clothespins can come out as such an interesting detail.

Marian K. Villatoro said...

I love the firs picture. It's such an amazing building.

Kymri said...

Fantastic photo, the woman and the clothesline, really mesmerizing. I'm so envious, Turkey is on my list!

Mom said...

Love, love love all the pictures! Fun to see you with Angie, Bill and family.

Carolina said...

They're all fab, but I love that second shot. You must have a hard time picking out holiday card family pictures.

katy said...

Sounds so wonderful. Your pictures are beautiful. I really appreciate the simplicity of your travel posts. With just a few words and pictures you paint a vivid picture.

Dana said...

lovely images! a friend who lives in incirlik keeps insisting that we meet in istanbul. maybe the time has arrived.

maria said...

Great shots, I love the photo of the green door with the kids on the step.

Cate said...

The shot of the woman is terrific, a part of daily life in Istanbul.Nice work.

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

What wonderful photos.

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