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Nov 09

Photo Essay of Istanbul Sights

Stuffed Zuchinni Blossom Ingredient

Istanbul Sights

The vivid yellow hue of the zucchini blossoms in my last article, inspired me to create this photo essay.  I was looking through my Istanbul photo collection, and suddenly I started noticing specific colour elements in them. I left those elements in their original colour, and turned everything else to black and white.

View from the Top of the Galata Tower

This is the view from the top of the Galata Tower; one of my favourite places to get a birds eye view of the city.  Most visitors are probably more enamoured of the view of the Istanbul skyline, and it is a stunning vantage point for putting the size and layout of the city in perspective.  But I was taken with this slice-of-life snap, where you capture people in a moment in time.  It seems that no matter where you are in the world, you’ll find a fleet of yellow cabs.

View from the top of Galata Tower Istanbul Turkey Black and White Photo with Yellow

Blue Mosque Courtyard

This fashion disaster photo was taken in the courtyard of the Blue Mosque.  Most tourists head straight into the interior of the mosque to marvel at the exquisite tiling.  It’s definitely a place you should visit, but it’s just as much fun to sit in the courtyard and watch the ebb and flow of tourists in the courtyard.

Blue Mosque Istanbul Turkey Black and White Photo with Yellow

Galata Bridge

There’s so much activity happening on and around this bridge, it projects an aura of organized chaos.  I wrote an article about the magnetic powers of the Galata Bridge, for some reason I’m drawn to it. This fisherman in his bright yellow tee shirt grabbed my attention.

Galata Bridge Istanbul TurkeyBlack and White Photo with Yellow

Street vendor near the Spice Bazaar

We saw these street vendors everywhere.  Initially I thought they were selling green tomatoes, but it turns out they’re actually sour plums.
Istanbul Turkey street vendor selling Sour plums Black and White

 

 

 

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