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musicial
October 19th, 2006, 03:54 PM
http://www.aksityayincilik.com/images3/istanbul_5.jpg
ortaköy mosque from ottoman times

musicial
October 19th, 2006, 03:57 PM
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sultanahmet place monuments from ottoman times

musicial
October 19th, 2006, 04:00 PM
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first bosphorus bridge (combines two parts of ISTANBUL)

musicial
October 19th, 2006, 04:03 PM
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Saint Sophia (=Ayasofya), left from Byzantian times

musicial
October 19th, 2006, 04:10 PM
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anatolian castle on one side of bosphorus left from ottomans

musicial
October 19th, 2006, 04:11 PM
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rumeli castle on the other side of bosphorus, left from ottomans

musicial
October 19th, 2006, 04:18 PM
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From Taksim to Tunel by tram along Istiklal Street (this vehicle is still used just on this street in Istanbul as a Nostalgie)

musicial
October 19th, 2006, 04:21 PM
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http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/8e/Istiklal_caddesi.jpg

Istiklal Street in Istanbul

musicial
October 19th, 2006, 04:29 PM
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the entrance of istanbul university, left from ottomans

musicial
October 19th, 2006, 04:34 PM
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this stone tower left from A.D.330

musicial
October 19th, 2006, 04:49 PM
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the second bridge, fatih sultan bridge, combining two parts of istanbul

musicial
October 19th, 2006, 04:54 PM
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a photo from galata district of istanbul

musicial
October 19th, 2006, 04:57 PM
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a photo from besiktas district of istanbul

ryszardl
December 20th, 2006, 02:25 AM
Hello

See some free Istanbul pictures (http://www.world-city-photos.org/Istanbul/)

all the best
ryszard

musicial
January 5th, 2007, 04:42 PM
Hello

See some free Istanbul pictures (http://www.world-city-photos.org/Istanbul/)

all the best
ryszard

Thank you very much for your contribution. I admit here that after writing so much about Istanbul I could not stand not seeing Istanbul one more time because I was not seeing Istanbul since long time and my desire peaked and suddenly I found myself there... my god I was there!!! and I took some pictures for the friends here;) . these are original pictures. I took them with my mobile phone with 2megapixel camera. you can't find these pictures anywhere on the web....:o

musicial
January 5th, 2007, 04:47 PM
some pictures of Istanbul

musicial
January 5th, 2007, 04:53 PM
pictures of Istanbul

musicial
January 5th, 2007, 04:58 PM
Istanbul pictures

musicial
January 5th, 2007, 05:01 PM
istanbul...

musicial
January 5th, 2007, 05:05 PM
sightseeing in Istanbul

musicial
January 5th, 2007, 05:08 PM
some photos of Istanbul

musicial
January 5th, 2007, 05:19 PM
Istanbul photos

musicial
January 5th, 2007, 05:27 PM
That is all... Actually I have erased some pictures of Istanbul from my telephone by mistake. that is why these were the ones I could post here. :(

MidtownGuy
July 30th, 2010, 11:49 AM
I've been busy planning a trip to Turkey...my partner and I can't wait to see Istanbul for ourselves. I just booked a nice apartment right near Taksim Square off Istiklal Caddesi and it's very exciting!

MidtownGuy
August 1st, 2010, 11:56 AM
Something I've realized while planning this trip: Turkey is no longer one of those bargain destinations. People have always said it's cheaper than Greece but I'm seeing prices that indicate the opposite. Turkey is experiencing a trendy popularity right now and the locals seem to be gassing up the prices accordingly.

MidtownGuy
August 19th, 2010, 04:15 PM
I'm here in Istanbul, in an apartment just off Istikal Caddisi and this city is AMAZING. Don't know why it took me so long to check it out. People say Madrid has a vibrant nightlife...and it does...but Istanbul makes Madrid look bored and sleepy in comparison.
WOW. Now I see what all the fuss is about!!

MidtownGuy
October 21st, 2010, 12:40 PM
After weeks of traveling through the Eastern Mediterranean I'm back in New York and feeling great. We met so many lovely people from all over the world and relaxed on so many beaches...and ate so much delicious food :)

londonlawyer
October 23rd, 2010, 02:58 PM
Turkey's economy is booming, and Turkey is becoming important diplomatically. It seems that the acronym BRIC needs to incorporate at "T" -- BRICT.

MidtownGuy
October 23rd, 2010, 05:41 PM
Absolutely, LL. It was immediately apparent in Istanbul and other Turkish cities as we traveled around. Construction everywhere, lots of newly opened businesses...very exciting time for Turkey and a good time to travel there as well.

ZippyTheChimp
October 23rd, 2010, 09:12 PM
Welcome back.

Got snaps?

MidtownGuy
October 24th, 2010, 10:59 AM
Thanks Zippy.

I've got sooooo many pictures. I'll try to post a few of Istanbul this week. :)

MidtownGuy
October 29th, 2010, 01:02 PM
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lbjefferies
November 6th, 2010, 07:59 AM
Just got back from Istanbul. We stayed along the Bosphorus just down from Ortakoy which I believe is pictured immediately above. I have to agree with MidtownGuy, it is an incredible place to visit although in no way cheap.

MidtownGuy
November 6th, 2010, 01:48 PM
It's true, that photo is taken from the Bosphorus Bridge and the Ortakoy Mosque is in the foreground. Did you get an opportunity to go to the top of the Galata Tower? We had some great views from up there too.

Did you encounter any shifty taxi drivers? A couple of them tried pulling stunts, but we sorted the S.O.B.s out really quick.

We were staying in Beyoğlu, which worked out well for us.

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londonlawyer
November 6th, 2010, 10:27 PM
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Great photo, MTG. This city looks superb.