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Categories : Istanbul
I just wanted to share my remaining images of Istanbul that were not included in the previous blog posts. I hope you enjoy them. Some of these images are available for purchase from my gallery Wandering Bear Photography. If you see an image you’d like to purchase that’s not in my gallery, please tell me and I’ll make it available.
This concludes my series on Istanbul. I hope you enjoyed what I had to share. A new journey awaits and will be discussed in my next posting.
Weaving a Turkish rug is delicate and tedious work. The creations are unique and stunningly ornate.
Glass votive candle holders resemble precious jewels in a cave.
The Other Tour, the best experience on can have in Istanbul.
The clouds finally parted and proved an astonishing view of Hagia Sophia.
I was captivated by this shopkeeper and his amazing mustache.
The rain stopped long enough for me to capture Hagia Sophia late at night.
Nearly disk, the fishermen refuse to give up and call it a day.
Young boys playing ball in the street.
A typical residential side street.
A seagull takes flight at sunset viewed from the Asian side.
A Panorama of Istanbul and the Golden Horn from atop Galata Tower.
Beautiful people are everywhere.
The color and architecture of Istanbul created scenes like this on nearly every side street,
Glass lamps serve as a guide through the maze of the Grand Bazaar.
Galata Bridge illuminated by restaurants on the lower level and protected by Galata Tower in the distance.
The steep climb that reminds me of San Francisco.
Symmetry is one of my favorite aspects of mosques.
Tulips blooming in the foreground of the Blue Mosque.
Looking back over the Golden Horn from the western side of Istanbul.
The Bosphorus Bridge glows in the distance with it’s many lights that change pattern and color.
Bins of olives tempted me from all angles at this market.
Not to be disturbed, this feline decided a restaurant’s doormat was the best place to take a nap despite the tourist traffic.
Piles of pashmina scarfs decorate the Egyptian Bazaar.
Spice, tea, and herbs are conspicuous throughout the Egyptian Bazaar.
Rain melted the tourists and left me to explore Süleymaniye Mosque in peace.
A slow shutter capture of the fountain in Sultanahmet Square with Hagia Sophia in the background.
Typical homes with laundry drying in the open air.
Fresh fruit creates a colorful mosaic at a public market.
A collection of lamps at the Grand Bazaar.
One of the many stray, yet very well cared for, cats in Istanbul.
The low angle of the sun creates a golden glow above the Bosphorus.
The entrance to Süleymaniye Mosque lines up perfectly.
Feet washing station outside the Süleymaniye Mosque.
This young man was begging to have his picture taken, I obliged.
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Categories : My Colorado
Living in Colorado it’s easy to forget that my home state has its own tourism draw. So I have decided to create a local photo journal category to show off Colorado’s attractions through photography. I hope these posts will serve as a nice addition to and a break from my travel posts.
One of my favorite places to escape the city while never having to leave the city is the Denver Botanic Gardens. It’s quite literally in the center of town yet large enough to provide a peaceful space for contemplation. Here is a short photo journal of my May 15,2013 visit.
Gentle Wisp, available for purchase HERE
Three by Bonsai
The Collector, available for purchase HERE
The Path, available for purchase HERE
Reaching the light, available for purchase HERE