A few pictures from my recent trip to Istanbul in Turkey.

Ferry on the Galata Bridge

Ferry across the Bosphorus (luckily the Istanbulians don’t feel the need to sing about it).

Looking towards Galata

Looking towards Galata at sunset.

Fishing in front of the Galata tower

Fishing from the Galata bridge, with the tower in the background.

Fishing on the Galata Bridge in Istanbul

Fishing on the Galata Bridge in Istanbul.  Hopefully none of these fish made it to my plate.

Mosque, Istanbul

Mosque, Istanbul

Looking down towards the Galata Bridge

Looking down towards the Galata Bridge. In the background you can see the Topkepi Palace (and James Bonds if you look hard enough).

Looking out towards the Galata tower and bridge and the Bosphorus, in Istanbul

Looking out towards the Galata tower and bridge and the Bosphorus, in Istanbul from a rooftop Cafe.  The big ship in the background is called the ‘Reflection’.

Looking out towards the Galata tower and bridge and the Bosphorus, in Istanbul

Looking out towards the Galata tower and bridge and the Bosphorus, in Istanbul

Looking out towards the Galata tower and bridge and the Bosphorus, in Istanbul

Looking out towards the Galata tower and bridge and the Bosphorus, in Istanbul, while sitting on a rooftop cafe (not the shack in the picture).

Galata

Galata Tower as seen from the Sulemaniye Mosque

Towards the Bosphorus and Galata

Towards the Bosphorus and Galata from Suleymaniye Mosque.

Looking out towards the Bosphorus in Istanbul

Looking out towards the Bosphorus in Istanbul

Istanbul

A shot from inside the Suleymaniye Mosque in Istanbul

Mosque, Istanbul

Suleymaniye Mosque, Istanbul

The Grand Bazaar, Istanbul

The Grand Bazaar, Istanbul.  Not my idea of shopping.  Give me John Lewis anyday.  And I don’t want to buy a leather jacket in 30degree heat.

Entry to the Grand Bazaar.

Entry to the Grand Bazaar.

At a palace looking across towards Galata.

At a palace looking across towards Galata from the Topkapi Palace.

Looking towards the Galata tower.

Looking towards the Galata tower and our hotel.

Looking across from Galata.

Looking across from Galata.  Just missing Sean Connery and Tatiana Romanova.

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