Istanbul, Turkey :: Pictures Part 2

Posted on | Thursday, October 8, 2009 | 5 Comments

More pictures from our trip to Istanbul:


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One of my favorite sites... basilica cistern


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Very lovely and massive. It is completely underground.


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There were hundreds of carp. I don't think they have ever seen sunlight.


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Medusa's head.


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A pigeon at the Pet Market, part of the Spice Market.


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Tiny turtles.


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Curious toucan.


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Ducklings.


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At the Spice Market.


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Delicious dried dates, figs, apricots, and more...


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Sea of Marmara.


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Outside of topkapi palace.


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View of the Sea from Topkapi Palace.


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At the archaeological museum.


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This was interesting. For 5 Lira, a rooster picked my fortune and a bunny picked Matt's fortune. What did my fortune say? "You got tired for the last days but you still don't perceive your own state. This exhausting work can put your health in danger. You're admired by two people but you don't even notice them." Interesting!
Matt's fortune: "O! Owner of fortune: You're in straits nowdays but don't worry you will sort out everything and feel happy. It is seen generosity by someone."


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Crowded streets in the New District.


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Seafood dinner on the last night in Istanbul. Delicious. The host brought out a platter of 15-20 different mezes (appetizers) to choose from. I picked stuffed muscles and Matt got rice filled grape leaves. He then brought out a platter of fresh whole fish to choose from. We picked a Kırlangıç, a kind of rock fish. It was the most expensive meal of our lives. We didn't know you had to buy the whole fish until after we chose. Total cost of dinner: 190 Lira! You can do the currency conversion HERE. Nutty!


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Whew! An exhausting trip! More pictures in our Flickr photostream and I'll add more later.

Comments

5 Responses to “Istanbul, Turkey :: Pictures Part 2”

  1. Meg
    October 9, 2009 at 7:04 PM

    Hi! What lovely pictures! Where did you get that red/magenta shirt in the last picture?

  2. Nella
    October 11, 2009 at 4:48 AM

    These are incredible Myra!!!

  3. Luxe-Village
    October 12, 2009 at 11:37 PM

    Amazing, AMAZING photos! I envy you both! :)

  4. Bir Yastıkta
    October 13, 2009 at 11:56 PM

    hello what, a surprise for me to see Istanbul pictures as one of people living in Istanbul, I have added your blog to my fallowing blog list because of your georgeus designs. I have introduced your designs one of my blog which is about wedding preparing: Bir Yastikta. The other one is my personal blog http://ge-ce.blogspot.com/, you can find in it any other Istanbul pictures

  5. black
    March 18, 2010 at 12:41 AM

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