i s t a n b u l [ now and then ]

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Hagia Sofia, Istanbul

Hagia Sofia, Istanbul, Turkey: a former Orthodox patriarchal basilica, later a mosque, and now a museum

Garden facade and fountain, Dolmabahce Palace, Istanbul.

Dolmabahce Palace, fountain inside the garden. Though Classically-inspired as far as the facade goes;

Galata Tower, Istanbul

The Galata Tower called Christea Turris by the Genoese is a medieval stone tower in the Galata/Karaköy quarter of Istanbul, Turkey, just to the north of the Golden Horn.

Kadıköy / Moda plajı - 1950 ler

Kadıköy / Moda plajı - 1950 ler --before the current govt changed the tone and now women are covering their heads.

Vintage Istanbul: Istanbul street scene, 1968

Vintage Istanbul - in pictures

Ortakoy / Bogazici 1931

ORTAKOY MOSQUE: was built by (Armenian Architect) Nigogos Balyan, in Baroque-style for Sultan Abdulmecit, between in Istanbul. Nigogos new style was tried in This mosque and Dolmabahce Mosque.


Istanbul is the largest city in the Middle East and contains nearly active mosques. This is a list of three of the most amazing mosques in Istanbul.