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Old June 22nd, 2010, 01:34 PM   #1
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Istanbul

My trip to Istanbul last year. A beautiful city in parts, which has a real feeling of history and faded grandure. Most cities in the world can be seen in 3 or 4 days, Istanbul however could take at least a week.

Aya Sophia, standing in front of it was as impressive as the Taj mahal, Eiffel Tower etc. Really historic building and a must see!

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View from my hotel

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Restaurant views

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This area was where the old hippodrome was, but it was a lovey landscaped area with stalls and tourists

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Old June 22nd, 2010, 01:35 PM   #2
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Very nice shots/views of Istanbul, cardiff
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Old June 23rd, 2010, 02:32 AM   #3
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Briliant pictures!!
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Old June 23rd, 2010, 02:40 AM   #4
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nice photos!
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Old June 23rd, 2010, 12:28 PM   #5
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Blue mosque sat across a lovely square from the Aya Sophia. Famous as it has 6 minarets which angered those in meca and resulted in tribute having to be paid

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Lovely restaurant in the white building, blue one was good as well

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Absolutely amazing, especially when considereing its age!

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Old June 23rd, 2010, 01:05 PM   #6
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Great work cardiff. Istanbul is amazing!
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Old June 23rd, 2010, 07:32 PM   #7
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Byzantine constructions are marvelous .
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Old June 24th, 2010, 01:15 PM   #8
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Old June 25th, 2010, 01:21 PM   #9
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Topkapi palace

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Old June 25th, 2010, 01:42 PM   #10
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I like the pic the most what does not mean that the rest is dull
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Old June 26th, 2010, 12:54 PM   #11
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Thank you

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Old June 26th, 2010, 02:31 PM   #12
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Great photos, I've never seen a photo thread of Istanbul before, it looks a lovely place, the Aya Sophia looks beautiful.

Do you mind me asking whats your username on Flickr?
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Old June 30th, 2010, 12:34 PM   #13
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Thanks lovecharlie, have sent you my flickr name in a message, it is indeeed a lovely place.


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Grand bazzar, absolutely huge!

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Old July 5th, 2010, 01:43 AM   #14
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A bit of photoshop

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Old July 7th, 2010, 01:48 PM   #15
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Loved this area, massive palace one side, ornate mosque the other with a view toward the Aya sohpia etc, just relaxing watching the huge tankers meander up the Bosphorous

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Abit further up the Bosphorous is the Fort of Europe, built as a precursor to the attack on istanbul by muslim forces. Completely different to Western castles in that it all open to explore with no hand rails etc to take away from the historical nature of the place (almost fell off a few times!)

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Again nothing to stop you plumeting!

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Old July 16th, 2010, 01:19 AM   #16
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Where the orient express finnishes

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Old July 16th, 2010, 06:02 AM   #17
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beautiful pictures....
the city is so massive you can hardly find an empty space like parks
but I love this city for its antiquity.
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Old July 16th, 2010, 06:39 PM   #18
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thanks for the picture, they make me miss istanbul!
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Old July 17th, 2010, 12:12 AM   #19
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Beautiful.

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Old July 17th, 2010, 02:03 PM   #20
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stunning city, would love to explore that castle
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