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).
On June 5, 1870, a horrendous fire in Pera which is known as “The Great Fire of Pera” today, destroyed a large part of the district. It is also known as “The Great Fire of Constantinople”. Pera, today’s Beyoğlu, located on the European side of Constantinople (now İstanbul), separated from the old city (historic peninsula of …