Istanbul (Turkey). I took this photograph today, during a break in a meeting I was attending at the BJK Plaza. It’s always a good idea to bring with me my small (but powerful) camera 😉
Istanbul (Turkey). The boat (in turkish, “vapur”) from Uskudar to Eminonu is ready to leave the pier and to start its last ride before the night.
Istanbul (Turkey). Night view of the Bosphorus
Istanbul (Turkey). View of Ortaköy few minutes after the sunset.
Istanbul (Turkey). Here we are with another typical contrast of Istanbul, something that I love and that has a positive effect on my soul: at the end of a chaotic and hectic day, the sun goes down behind the first Bosphorus Bridge, giving a sense of quite and calmness to the Turkish metropolis.
This is Istanbul, a place that is always surprising… The photo has been taken from the Asian side, in the district of Cengelkoy.
Istanbul (Turkey). A night trip with the ferryboat (vapur) from Kadikoy to Besiktas is an excellent opportunity for photographing the Kiz Kulesi from a different point if view…
Istanbul (Turkey) .The sun is rising over Istanbul, and the city wakes up with its traffic – both on the bridge and on the Bosphorus strait.
Istanbul (Turkey). A different way to capture a “Selfie”. Take a special friend, a convertible Mini and the Bosphorus bridge… The rest is pure fantasy.
Istanbul (Turkey). The Kiz Kulesi is not only one of the symbols of Istanbul, but it’s also a place where you can experience probably the most beautiful sunset you have ever seen in your life. And the day I captured this photo the sunset was even more special, with the rising moon and a star in the sky, which were representing the glorious Turkish flag.
Istanbul (Turkey). Crossing the Bosphorus – for hundreds of thousands of commuters every day – is just moving from home to office and back: it’s quite normal in a city with 15+ millions of inhabitants, and which extends itself along two continents… But if you are in Istanbul and you want to feel the spirit of the city, do not miss the opportunity to catch a boat (from Eminonu to Uskudar or Kadikoy, or vice-versa) and breath the sea-breeze. By crossing the Bosphorus you will be impressed by how the city can be different from that perspective point. No traffic (except maybe some seagulls), no noise, no pollution: it’s a sort of refuge, an escape way from the daily noise. And a wonderful point for capturing photos of Istanbul’s landscape.