Istanbul, Turkey. Hagia Sophia.

The interior of Hagia Sophia. Hagia Sophia is a former Greek Orthodox patriarchal basilica, later an imperial mosque, and now a museum in Istanbul, Turkey.

French Street in Istanbul

If New York has Chinatown and Little Italy, then Istanbul has "French Street" full with tented buildings, street musicians, cafés, bars and art centers. Photo by Aniarenia

Istanbul, Turkey

Cats on the roof of a mosque in picturesque Istanbul,Turkey. lucky cats, what a wonderful place to be

Istanbul, Turkey

Istiklal Avenue, Istanbul, Turkey - Check out the Blue Mosque, it is absolutely gorgeous!

Istanbul, Turkey

أجمل فنجان قهوة تركي :: The best cup of Turkish Coffee :: Istanbul, Turkey

Golden Horn, Istanbul

De Holden Horn, a deep estuary separating de old n new parts Istanbul, Marmara_ Turkey


Jair was an orphan raised on the streets in Cuba. I imagine that his childhood was centered around the slums and dilapidated areas of Cuba;

Galata tower, Istanbul, Turkey

Galata Tower, built by the Genoese in before the Ottoman Conquest . Make sure to walk the district, very striking views of the Bosphorus thru narrow streets.

Rumeli Hisar castle ruins on the Bosphorus, Istanbul, Turkey

Rumeli Hisar castle fortress on the Bosphorus, Istanbul, Turkey Beautiful area

Istanbul - Taksim - Galata

Cafes & restaurants in the area of the Galata Tower (Galata Kulesi in Turkish), Istanbul, Turkey

Balat, Istanbul, Turkey ... I have ALWAYS longed to visit this beautiful country

Balat, Istanbul, Turkey — by Kristin Rust

Balat, Istanbul, Turkey — by Kristin Rust. It's easy to stick to the historic core of Istanbul because there is so much to see. But an adventure.