Stone street; the first paved street in New York.

Stone Street Lower Manhattan, New York Originally called Brewers St., this is the first paved street in New York (hence the name "Stone"). The buildings largely date soon after the Great Fire of which devastated the neighborhood. © Matthew X.

Istanbul --   A quiet moment amid the many cafés and bars that line  Nevizade Street.

Alan Richman Reviews Middle Eastern Food in Instanbul

Istanbul -- A quiet moment amid the many cafés and bars that line Nevizade Street. Food in Istanbul

Nevizade Street, Beyoğlu, Istanbul

Boncuk Meyhane is located at the famous and popular Nevizade Sokak, which is just off the Istiklal Caddesi. Nevizade Sokak is one of the best places in the world for a boisterous evening meal and people-watching. Boncuk is a great choice on this street.

French Street, Beyoğlu Istanbul. "Rue Francaise", with tented buildings, street musicians, cafés, bars and art centers... TURKEY.   (This streets's real name is Cezayir Sokağı (Algeria Street ))

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

Did You Know??? The Grand Bazaar in Istanbul is one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world, with 61 covered streets and over 3,000 shops which attract between 250,000 and 400,000 visitors daily.

Did You Know? The Grand Bazaar in Istanbul is one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world, with 61 covered streets and over shops which attract between and visitors daily. A very interesting and amazing place to shop.

Ortaköy Mosque on the shores of Bosphorus, Istanbul, Turkey (by...

Finally in shore, already seen one mosque the Ortaköy Mosque on the shores of Bosphorus, Istanbul. It is like a whole new world of excitement.

Sufi dance ! by khalid - this is such a beautiful, hypnotic dance to watch  - I go to see them everytime I'm in Istanbul.

Sufi dance by khalid - this is such a beautiful, hypnotic dance to watch

Ortaköy Mosque, Istanbul - Turkey

Night view at Ortaköy Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey. Near this little waterside mosque are small restaurants…a lovely place for dining al fresco.

Sufi dancing | Steve McCurry

Musicians and dancer perform. Krabash-i Veli, Bursa, TURKEY (Steve McCurry)

Ortaköy, Istanbul, Turkey

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

ORTAKÖY at night. the streets are lined with restaurants, night clubs & bars, and shops. ortaköy, istanbul turkey.

Bosphoros River Bridge and Ortakoy Camii Mosque, Ortakoy District, Istanbul, Turkey

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