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Posted by on Apr 21, 2013 in Latest Posts, Middle East, Photography, Turkey | 11 comments

Istanbul- A Photographic Journey

I want to take you on a photographic journey through possibly one of the most beautiful cities I have visited in Springtime. That city is Istanbul, Turkey and I was there about a week ago (Mid-April). With the ย poor weather we had experienced a couple of days earlier gone, the sun returned and transformed the city into another place full of colour. The blossom trees were in full bloom alongside tulips of every colour imaginable and then there were the mosques with their tall spires like salutes to the sun and beautiful symmetry in their many domes.

Vegetable and fruit sellers pushed their wooden carts down the vibrant streets past colourful restaurants and the many cats and dogs who seem to share the streets as if they were people. We spent our time outdoors, this was no time to be stuck in the crowds of the Grand Bazaar or inside the mosques. We soaked up every last ray and when the inevitable came and the sun finally set, we walked through those same gardens and streets to find more colour bouncing of the domes of the mosques and from the jets of the fountain. It was and unforgettable day in an unforgettable place and whenever I hear the name ย Istanbul, the first thing to come to my mind will be the colour.


Sultan Ahmet Mosque (The Blue Mosque)

Sultan Ahmet Mosque (The Blue Mosque)



Sultan Ahmet Mosque (The Blue Mosque)

Sultan Ahmet Mosque (The Blue Mosque)




Hagia Sophia

Hagia Sophia


Sultan Ahmet Mosque (The Blue Mosque)

Sultan Ahmet Mosque (The Blue Mosque)





Sultan Ahmet Mosque (The Blue Mosque)

Sultan Ahmet Mosque (The Blue Mosque)


One of the locals

One of the locals



Hagia Sophia

Stay tuned as the colour keeps coming from Istanbul as we explore the Spice Bazaar and Topkapi Palace!


  1. Fabulous!

  2. Istabul has always been somewhere I’ve wanted to visit but with that list being unbelievably long it’s never managed to make it to the top. After seeing these photos I may have to bump it up a few places!

    • For sure! There is so much going on there and it’s beautiful in Spring!

  3. Wonderful photos!
    Istanbul is one of the places I wish to visit someday… ๐Ÿ™‚

    • You have to go it’s amazing! Thanks for stopping by

  4. Very colorful indeed!

    Great captures Ardun

    It makes me want to go to Istanbul ASAP

    Thanks for sharing & happy travels wherever you may be ๐Ÿ˜‰


    • Thanks Kay!
      I think you should just book the ticket and get over there ๐Ÿ™‚
      Soaking up sun in the Greek Isles now ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Oh what a hard life EH? ๐Ÿ˜‰

        You so deserve it, so enjoy it to the max & have a drink for me or two when you get to Mykonos which is my dream Greek island!


        Happy travels!

        • Hi Kay,

          Trust me we had enough drinks for everyone in both Mykonos and Santorini ๐Ÿ™‚ Looking forward to getting back in nature and away from alcohol ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Glad to know you were soaking up the sun!! Your mum thought you were lost as there were no new blogs after Istanbul.. one more sleep and we are on our way xx

    • Awesome Max can’t wait to see you both x

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