Istanbul Blue

Ahh, Istanbul. We were there for only three days. Not enough to experience it all.

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Friday Mystery Photo

I want to share some lovely graffiti with you today and see if anyone have seen it. Truly, if I saw it before but didn’t take this photo I would never remember it and would not know where it was. You’d probably need to be into the graffiti to know it all or you are living or frequently visit this city and this specific street to know where it is.

This city has been on the news recently. I’m sure a lot of places have been on the news, but I think this is a good enough lead for you guys.

Saturday Update: Ankur Sharma identified the country and artandkitchen finished it with the city. Thanks guys for stopping by!

It is in Istanbul Turkey.

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Friday Mystery Photo

I did not manage to visit the top of this tower, can’t recall the exact reason, maybe it was already closed, maybe they did not allow tripods, maybe the line was too long, or maybe they wanted too much of my money to go up there. If any of you had a chance to make it to the top I’m sure you had some awesome views, but of what city?

Saturday Update: We have very nice weather in the Carolinas, blue skies and right around 75F, hopefully you have the same! Thanks all for stopping by, many of you know this place well, as you named it. Yes, it is Galata Tower and the city you will see is Istanbul. I’m sure it is very nice view. You got it right: Zoey, Madhu, phoxis and pymphotograph.

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The View of the Heavens

Hagia Sophia is beautiful place to visit, and by the way you don’t have to wear pants or cover your shoulders to visit it. We thought that we had to and went back to hotel to get the right attire before going to see it. Wearing pants in the middle of July in Istanbul is not the most pleasant experience. Imagine my surprise when I learned that Hagia Sophia is not active mosque anymore and it is tourist attraction, you have to buy a ticket to get in (not cheap one either), so you can pretty much wear whatever you feel comfortable in.

This photo is better viewed in higher resolution, all those details are pretty cool, just click on it…

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Istanbul Cisterns

This is one of the must see little attractions if you ever visit Istanbul. It is not small as you can see but you are probably not going to spend a lot of time inside there, 15-20 minutes and you will more likely be done with it and go back out into sunny and hot outdoors. This place is cool, in every sense of the word.

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