Out and about in Istanbul

A few scenes while out and about in Istanbul.

The beautiful sight of the everyday activity of fishing off bridges in Istanbul.Istanbul_Fishing_03099.jpgTurkish bagels (simit) are crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside.YUM.  Often times the bagels are covered in toasted sesame with that tiny hint of molasses. I’ve heard the locals eat smit (bagel) with feta cheese, olive oil and Turkish tea for breakfast, lunch or dinner. That sounds like the perfect trio!  You can find simit at almost every street corner, sold by street vendors in Istanbul and towns around Turkey!Istanbul_03101.jpg


Istanbul_bagels_C04621.jpgStreet vendor selling roasted chestnuts (kestane kebab). Inexpensive finger food - texture like a baked potatoe with a sweet, nutty flavour.Istanbul_Chestnuts_IMG_4990.jpgDelicious watermelon. Always a treat while walking around Istanbul.Istanbul_IMG_4995.jpgDelicious pomegranate juice - straight up or with orange juice added. Either way - very tasty! Always a line-up at these vendors.Istanbul_IMG_4854.jpg



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Welcome to my travel photo blog. Photography has been a part of my life for a long time – back in the day the Pentax Super Program was always near at hand. But it wasn’t until I started travelling around the world that photography became a vehicle for me to show others about the absolutely amazing and complex world we live in. My hope is to share with you glimpses of what I’ve seen. Enjoy!