Saturday, September 24, 2011

modern istanbul

We stayed in the Galata neighborhood, on the top floor of a beautifully redeveloped townhouse including a great view over the Bosphurus. Check Manzara Istanbul they have many nice apartments for rent.

Friday, September 23, 2011


A bazarre paradise for shopping

Thursday, September 22, 2011

street art

 Around the Galata tower a lot of street art can be found

religious tour

The Hagia Sophia is one of the buildings I really wanted to see, especially the gigantic dome. Originally built as the Byzantine cathedral of Constantinople and for years the tallest cathedral in the world turned into a mosque in 1453. Being an inspiration for many modern mosques. Ataturk changed the use into a museum in 1934.