An 1880 photo showing Hagia Sophia, Istanbul. From the Pierre de Gigord Collection of Photographs. Photographer unknown.
After a snowy week in Istanbul, I took a walk in the snow-covered Belgrade forest. It was really beautiful.
A rainy and cold winter evening at the Istanbul Technical University. The wet road reflects the streetlights and creates a beautiful, romantic scene. I took this photo on January 1st, 2022.
While I was walking from Sarıyer to Büyükdere, I took these photos on December 26, 2021. Sarıyer and the Bosphorus at a winter evening.
Here’s a view of Bosphorus with my road bike (a 2015 Cannondale CAAD10) from Rumelikavağı (Rumeli Kavağı), a neighborhood of Sarıyer district in Istanbul Province.
Sunsets in Istanbul are beautiful. Here are a few photos that I took while I was crossing the Bosphorus aboard a Vapur (ferry) on a January evening. Istanbul’s ferries, locally called “vapur”, travels between two continents, between Asia and Europe. The word vapur comes from French “Bateau à vapeur”, sometimes simply referred to as “vapeur”, …
The autumn brings beautiful colors to Istanbul Belgrade Forest. I took thee photos during a bicycle ride on November 10.
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April 14, Sunday was a misty and rainy day in Bahçeköy. I went to the Belgrade forest to get some fresh grass to my cats. Topuzlu bendi looked very beautiful under the mist. I recorded the video below.
Sultan Ahmed Dam, also known as the “Topuzlu Dam” (Turkish: Topuzlu Bendi) was built in 1619, and the construction of the dam was ordered by the Ottoman sultan Ahmed III (30 December 1673 – 1 July 1736).