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Old July 10th, 2013, 01:31 AM   #21
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I don't think I'll visit the mall; as I dislike malls in general.

But interesting to see, nonetheless!
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Old July 11th, 2013, 11:28 PM   #22
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I don't think I'll visit the mall; as I dislike malls in general.

But interesting to see, nonetheless!
I'm not much into malls either, but this one is worth to see because of the architecture. Even if it was pretty empty inside considering it is in a mult million metropolis!
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Old July 12th, 2013, 12:17 AM   #23
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I'm not much into malls either, but this one is worth to see because of the architecture. Even if it was pretty empty inside considering it is in a mult million metropolis!
I understand that there are many new malls in Istanbul, which are, indeed, pretty much empty?

When in Bodrum, I noticed this too. Shiny, exclusive shopping - but sterile and lifeless.

Anyway; Istanbul looks amazing, and your images have given me a taste of what to expect - after years of anticipation.
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I'm not much into malls either, but this one is worth to see because of the architecture. Even if it was pretty empty inside considering it is in a mult million metropolis!
Kanyon is an upper class mall and never as crowded as outlet malls, but the current situation has something to do with the Gezi Park protests. Guess people don't want to spend too much time in malls right now, especially in Kanyon which was in the focus of activists.

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Old July 12th, 2013, 04:56 PM   #25
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Kanyon seems like a very expensive mall! We were there some weeks before the protests culiminated. Acutally we was in the middle of Taksim Square, at the Natinal monument. A crowd of demonstrants and police were near. Suddenly they started to chase the demonstrants towards the national monument, the police were very aggressive! So we and all people who sat peacefully and not participated in the protests had to flee!
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Old July 15th, 2013, 02:09 PM   #26
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ISTANBUL BY NIGHT:

This part is about Istanbul after dark. We didn't go out much in the evening though.




















Our hotel, Celal Agi Konagi.








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Old July 23rd, 2013, 10:43 PM   #27
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BEYOGLU DISTRICT part 1:


This part is about the Galata Bridge that crosses the Golden Horn (Halic) and the part of the hilly Karaköy neighbourhood (formerly Galata) around the Galata Tower, that is situated on the north side of Golden Horn, bordering Istiklal Caddesi, and the Kabatas harbour, also on the north side, just to the East of Karaköy, with banks opposite the Asian side. Karaköy is a historic part of Istanbul's city center, mostly dominated with very old buildings.Karaköy is today known as a neighbourhood for painters and artists with many galleries and music stores.

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KARAKÖY:




The Galata Tower is more then 750 years old! It was the tallest building in the city, then in a Genoese colony in Constantineopel, when completed in 1348. It is 67m tall and has an observation deck (click to see the views) on the top.





KABATAS:


Kabatas is situated between Besiktas and Karaköy. Some ferries starts there. This is a traffic jam in front of the harbour, with the Asian side in the back.

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Old July 23rd, 2013, 10:44 PM   #28
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BEYOGLU DISTRICT part 2:

This page is about a part of the Beyoglu district, close to Istiklal Caddesi, where you can find the cozy, hilly French Street (Franzözi Caddesi) and Galip Dede Caddesi, a hilly street filled with music stores. Tünel is the world's second oldest metro system.

FRANSÖZI SOKAGI (FRENCH STREET):


Franzis Sokagi, the French Street is a very hilly, cozy steet in the Beyoglu district. It has many nice open air cafés, bars and art galleries along the short, but steep, pedestrian street.







GALIP DEDE CADDESI ("MUSIC STREET"):


Galip Dede Caddesi, the musicians street. On this nice, hilly street you can find music shop all along the street!







RANDOM STREET SCENES IN BEYOGLU:


Tünel, the world's 2nd oldest metro (1873). The diagonal train goes upwards the hill.











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not many traffic lights excuse me? there's a traffic light almost on every corner my friend but disobeyed people you can say
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Old July 24th, 2013, 11:56 AM   #30
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Awesome to see this city...
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Old July 24th, 2013, 04:30 PM   #31
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A great set of pictures. I'll definitely make a note of French Street for my upcoming visit; it looks very characterful and lively.
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Old July 24th, 2013, 05:18 PM   #32
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The Second Rome is just like the old Rome - an eternal city. Fantastic stuff.
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Old August 6th, 2013, 01:55 AM   #33
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TOPKAPI PALACE MUSEUM:

This page is about a part of the Beyoglu district, close to Istiklal Caddesi, where you can find the cozy, hilly French Street (Franzözi Caddesi) and Galip Dede Caddesi, a hilly street filled with music stores. Tünel is the world's second oldest metro system.


The Topkapi Palace, with the Basketmaker's Kiosk in the front, seen from the Bosphorus sound.






















Hagia Eirene




The restaurant was actually built around the tree!





THE TERRACE AND ITS VIEWS:










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THE HAREM:
The harem occupies one of the larger sections of the sultan's apartments in Topkapi Palace, totally it encompassed more then 400 rooms. The Queen Mother ruled the harem. The concubines and the eunuchs were often captured at war, many in Africa.















We didn't visit the Archaeological Museums, but we passed by it on the way to Topkapi. Inside it featueres part of the gate of Ishtar from Babylon (just like the Pergamon Museum in Berlin).

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Do you have to queue for a long time to get into the Topkapi Palace? Can you wander freely or do you have to have a guide?
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Do you have to queue for a long time to get into the Topkapi Palace? Can you wander freely or do you have to have a guide?
Quiet long, about one hour, and that was long season. No, you don't need a guide, you can walk on your own. But you are not allowed to photograph whatever you want.
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LALELI, SARACHANE, AKSARAY:

Laleli is the neighbourhood around our hotel, to the west of the old town in Sultanahmet. Here you can find the busy avenue Ordu Caddesi with many fancy stores and de luxe hotels. It passes the Sarachane Park to the west, where you can find the historic Valens Acqueduct, built by the Romans. In Aksaray you find the busy metro stop, the first place where we arrived.

SARACHANE AND THE VALENS AQUEDUCT:


The Valens Aqueduct (Bozdogan Kemeri) is situated at the busy intersection of Sehzade Basi Caddesi and Atatürk Bulvari boulevard. A small park borders it to the south, Sarachane Park, that is located in the middle of the intersection. This neighbourhood is part of the Fatih district. It is a Roman aqueduct which was the major water-providing system of Constantinople, then the Eastern Roman capital. It was completed by Roman Emperor Valens in the late 4th century AD, hence the name.






The City Hall of Istanbul, built in grey modernist style in 1953, is situated in the intersection right next to Sarachane Park, part of the Fatih district.

LALELI:



Ordu Caddesi with the typical yellow taxis of Istanbul. The beautiful building in the background is the Crowne Plaza Hotel.






The Sehzade Mosque

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Excellent shots. Is there any way to get on top of Valens Aqueduct?
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Excellent shots. Is there any way to get on top of Valens Aqueduct?
Thanks! I don't think so, unfortunately, but I'm not sure.
But you can get on top of Galata Tower and Sapphire Tower.
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Have never been on top of the Aqueduct but lok at those pics: http://wowturkey.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=113586
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