Istanbul: As Seen By Instagram
Istanbul is an insanely photogenic city — mosques and minarets dotting the landscape, the Bosphorus so much bigger than it looks on a map, the cramped streets filled with meticulously tended buildings, the blood-red Turkish flag waving in the breeze.
So of course I had to get out my iPhone to capture this beauty! Here are my favorite iPhoned and Instagrammed images from Istanbul:
I got weird looks as I leaned over on the tram to get a view of the sunset over the Galata Bridge. So worth it — I love this shot.
One of my favorite things about Turkey is the tulip-shaped tea glasses. There’s no other way to drink tea in Turkey!
The chaotic Grand Bazaar — you will get lost, but that’s part of the fun!
There was a very purple sunset one night in Istanbul — I got a great shot at the Blue Mosque.
Aya Sofya — first a church, then a mosque, now a museum. If there’s any monument you should visit in Istanbul, this is it.
And my favorite shot of the Bosphorus just after a storm, in all of its blue glory.
As I walked through Istanbul, I thought about how much my non-blogger photographer friends would love it. If you’re a photographer and looking for a new city to visit, I don’t think you could find anywhere more interesting to photograph than Istanbul!