Category Archives: City Photography

Istiklal Avenue – Istanbul, Turkey

İstiklal Avenue is one of the most famous avenues in Istanbul, Turkey, visited by nearly 3 million people in a single day over the course of weekends. Running through the middle of the avenue is a tramline that will carry you up and down the 3km length. The avenue is lined with modern shops, bars […]

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Basilica Cistern – Istanbul, Turkey

The Basilica Cistern is a relief from the heat of the day. As I descended the steps into the underground chamber, the rows of columns seemed to stretch far off into the distance making the chamber appear larger than it is. The dimly lit walkways are bright enough to see where you are walking but […]

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Galata Bridge & Tower – Istanbul, Turkey

The night before, I had used the hotel wifi to check how many steps were needed to get to the top of the Galata Tower. To my relief, the tower has two lifts that take you up most of the way. I had to choose whether I went up the tower in the golden/blue hours […]

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Sultan Ahmed Mosque – Istanbul, Turkey

On my first full day, I had planned to visit the Sultan Ahmed Mosque and Hagia Sophia. Before entering the Sultan Ahmed Mosque, I had already researched Istanbul and had seen pictures of the Sultan Ahmed Mosque interior. For me, it was not amazing in real life but was impressive. The four very thick pillars […]

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Hagia Sophia – Istanbul, Turkey

I was really looking forward to entering the Hagia Sophia, as I queued to pay the admission fee. The queue in the morning was very long and so after visiting the Blue Mosque, the afternoon queue was much smaller and easier to tackle in the afternoon sun. The exterior belies what is left of the […]

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First view of Sultan Ahmed Mosque – Istanbul, Turkey

I had landed at Ataturk Airport two hours earlier and here I was on the first day, standing outside the Sultanahmed Tram Stop in the old part of Istanbul, peering over the trees to the dome and minarets of the Sultan Ahmed Mosque. Also known as the Blue Mosque. I was looking forward to my […]

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Nelson’s Ship in a Bottle

HMS Victory, her most famous moment in history is at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. The installation on the fourth plinth at Trafalgar Square commemorates the Battle of Trafalgar and the 50th anniversary of Nigerian independence. The textile sails with African and batik prints reflect the multicultural and diverse capital, as explained by the […]

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Nelson’s Column and the Big Blue

Trafalgar Square is a great meeting place, many local attractions nearby, with a good set of steps to chill and soak up the London atmosphere. They have got rid of the majority of pigeons and you can always find people frolicking along the fountains or sipping on a drink and people watching. Info from wikipedia: […]

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St Paul’s Cathedral through the tree tops

St Paul’s Cathedral is an immediately recognisable building and is part of the classic skyline of London. It has recently undergone a cleaning and refurbishment of its façade to remove all the grime and muck that has settled on its exterior, from the heavy London Traffic. Here is a brief introduction from wikipedia: St Paul’s […]

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