Istanbul – City by the Water Part 1

I love love love to take a ferry and cross the Bosporus to the Asian Side. Glide up the Golden Horn, take a trip to the Princess Islands or all the way up to the Black Sea. Sipping a glass of tea and watch the world go by. Ships, Yachts, Ferries, Boats, Cruise ships and what not are on the water and it is never dull to watch!

Istanbul 2013

Istanbul 2013

Istanbul 2013

Istanbul 2013

Istanbul 2013

Istanbul 2013

Istanbul 2013

Istanbul 2013

Istanbul 2013

Istanbul 2013

Istanbul 2013

Istanbul 2013

A few Pictures from the Action in Istanbul at Taksim Square and the Gezi Park

Went to Taksim today and walked a bit there – than down the road toward Tünel. People where still coming up the streets and walking towards the Square and park. I did take a few pictures!

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3 nights ago i was in the park – it was a great atmosphere – despite the brutal police attack one night before

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A short impression from Gezi Park in this video:

And the protest of the guys next to the place i stay:


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A few Pictures from Yeni Camii or The New Mosque

Next stop was the New Mosque or how it is called here: Yeni Camii. Not sure why they call the Blue Mosque blue but this one is very blue as well. And way less tourists at all times.
But first one has to walk there – or take the tram that goes down there as well.

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Istanbul 2013
The famous Hagia Sophia – now a museum

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Istanbul 2013

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Someone is not to happy about the EU

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Some pickled vegetables at the fish stand next to the bridge

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The Yeni Camii from the other side of the street

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Istanbul 2013

Istanbul 2013

Istanbul 2013

Istanbul 2013