“Locals had reacted strongly after municipality workers painted grey the famous “rainbow” steps, which had been orginally colored by a retired local “to put a smile on people’s faces.” “Take your brush and come,” became a call on social media websites, while thousands used the #resiststeps hashtag on Twitter and Facebook, becoming Twitter’s most trending topic.” - The Lede

Stairs of Beyoglu, İstanbul, Turkey. Make sure you add this to your bucket list of places to see. Check out more amazing pins of Turkey at

Cafe Pierre Loti Istanbul - amazing view of the golden horn

How about lunching between two continents. Do one of our Archaeologous private Istanbul tours to sail the Bosphorus and tour both Europe and Asia (photo by Pierre Loti,)

the 2500 year old kiz kulesi (maiden’s tower) is one of the most beautiful lighthouses in the world and sits on a tiny islet off the coast of istanbul. over the years the small piece of land on which it sits has been used as a burial chamber, customs area, quarantine area and more – these days the lighthouse is a hugely popular tourist destination with the body of the tower now housing a cafe.

Kiz Kulezi, Turkey - the 2500 year old kiz kulesi (maiden’s tower) is one of the most beautiful lighthouses in the world and sits on a tiny islet off the coast of istanbul.

Istanbul early in the morning

Very cool photo taken by Etienne Roudaut in Jama Masjid, New Delhi, India (Dec

Bosphorus

Bird's Eye View Of Istanbul, 2010 European Capital of Culture, Turkey

Istanbull

Venice, Italy looks to be the loveliest place. Doors and windows everywhere. It is just so whimsical. I hope that I get the chance to visit. Next January, when I plan to take ECON in Italy, I want Venice to be a city I see.

Outside #Karabatak, hip cafe in #Karakoy, #Istanbul  Photos: Istanbul's Galleries, Shops, Restaurants and Hot Spots: City of Senses : Condé Nast Traveler

Istanbul's Galleries, Shops, Restaurants and Hot Spots

Turkish Delights : Photos: Istanbul's Galleries, Shops, Restaurants and Hot Spots: City of Senses : Condé Nast Traveler

Amazing food at the local Cafe's & Resturants - Istanbul, Turkey. A must for tourists :)

Most business entertaining will take place in restaurants. Turks enjoy food and the meal is a time for relaxing and engaging in some good conversation!

Such a beautiful interior & details ~ "The House Cafe'" Istanbul

Such a beautiful interior & details ~ "The House Cafe'" Istanbul. Went to the one in Ortakoy twice - fabulous!

Cisterna subterrânea em Istambul - lindo!

Underground cistern Istanbul-Turkey Basilica Cistern September 2014 The pillars were taken from other sites so are not all the same

Istanbul 49 Cukurcuma Cafe  |||| For sure the Best piza in Istanbul

That restaurant makes really good pizza in Cukurcuma

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