Galata Tower, Istanbul, Turkey

Emperor Constantine recognised the importance of strong leadership, aimed to build a new city. The point where Europe and Asia meet: Constantinople/ Istanbul

Balat, Istanbul  Once Istanbul’s old Jewish quarter, Balat has attracted a more diverse range of residents over time. Yet the architecture takes you back to a lost era; it’s easy to spend a few hours wandering, preferably with camera in hand, to capture the dilapidated yellow and pink buildings adorned by billowing red or green curtains, all sparkling against the cerulean sky.

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wandering, preferably with camera in hand, to capture the dilapidated yellow and pink buildings adorned by billowing red or green curtains, all sparkling against the cerulean sky.

Balat, Turkey – the traditional Jewish quarter in the Fatih district of Istanbul.

I remember walking around the narrow streets amazed at all the wires crossing bldg to bldg

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